The book of Esther is named after one of our most beloved heroines in the pages of the Bible. But the book of Esther is not just about the Jewish queen, but it’s also the story of another queen. One who challenged the laws of Persia with a daring, courageous no. We often think of this queen Vashti as a bad person. Yet what we know of her is based on this single moment, suspended in history for us to learn from. In this teaching. Aliyah examines the verses of the first chapter of Esther, in order to understand Vashti and Xerxes, as well as what we can learn from her.
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