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Siona Benjamin’s Megillas Esther

17 Adar II 5771 – March 23, 2011
There is nothing funny about Siona Benjamin's Megillas Esther (2010). Unlike some contemporary illuminated megillas that emphasize the absurd and outlandish nature of the corrupt Persian court and the buffoonish character of the king, Benjamin takes the Book of Esther quite seriously. She is obviously deeply sensitive to the terrible consequences of God's hester panim (hidden face) in our own time.

Wandering Jews No More? Indian Jews In U.S. Struggle For Unity, Acceptance

7 Adar I 5768 – February 13, 2008
India, a predominantly Hindu country of more than a billion people, is home to approximately 5,000 Jews.

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