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Seven Deep Purim Ideas

Two scholars who see the world quite differently, Dovid Bashevkin and Yehuda Kurtzer, offer a deep yet playful read of the Book of Esther.

Young Israeli children dressed up in costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim at a school in northern Israel, on February 27, 2018.  (Anat Hermony/Flash90)
Young Israeli children dressed up in costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim at a school in northern Israel, on February 27, 2018. (Anat Hermony/Flash90)

Two scholars who see the world quite differently offer a deep yet playful read of the Book of Esther. Speaking this week with Dovid Bashevkin, the Director of Education for NCSY, Yehuda Kurtzer proposes seven philosophical, literary, theological, political, and moral theses on the megillah to enrich your Purim conversations – or start new ones.

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