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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Among the more remarkable documents of the Holocaust is a scroll, created in North Africa in 1943, and called "Megillat Hitler." Written in the style of Megillat Esther and the Purim story, it celebrates the Allies' liberation of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, which saved the local Jewish communities from the Nazis.
In addition to the Torah, it comments on the Megillot: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, the Destruction of the Temple, Ecclesiastes, and Megillat Esther. The final part presents special Haftorot, with liturgies for holidays throughout the year.
Waldman's Megillat Esther (a masterpiece of both biblical hermeneutics and visual art) with traditional midrashic voices.
Even if you know Megillat Esther by heart, you are still called to read it twice on Purim.
See also "Megillat Esther and its Hidden Message" part IV by R.
The book contains b&w photos and illustrations, including illustrations from James Strum's The Golem's Mighty Swing and JT Waldman's Megillat Esther to accompany the chapter on sports and the graphic novel.
Waldman, a young, curly-haired bespectacled Jew (who also wrote Megillat Esther, a 2006 biblical graphic novel).