Presented by Noa Albaum and Tamar Zaken

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Who was Queen Vashti? Readers of the Book of Esther from rabbinic through modern times have asked this question and sought to provide answers through supplementing the text with midrashic (interpretative) commentaries. This participatory session will explore a wide range of texts about Vashti and consider what these texts come to tell us about how readers have understood Vashti’s character.

Noa Albaum is the program coordinator for the Jewish Community Library.

Tamar Zaken is the chief program officer of HaMaqom | The Place.

Co-sponsored by HaMaqom | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica).