Book of Esther

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Noun1.Book of Esther - an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Nahmanides agrees with Maimonides and the simple reading of the Talmud (TB Megilah 18a, Berakhot 12b, and Berakhot 20b) that three remembrances are positive imperatives, and also adds the recollection of Miriam as a fourth command.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the rabbi of the city of Efrat, released a statement Sunday noting that the phenomenon of all-women's megilah reading (the Book of Esther) on Purim follows Jewish law.
Women being called up to the bimah to chant from the Torah scroll seems to most of us totally revolutionary, when in fact it was a standard practice in ancient times (Talmud Bav'li, Megilah 23a).
Also on the bill is the hip-hop duo of Cannibal Ox (Vordul Megilah, Vast Aire).