A Day Without Women…and the Fast of Esther

One of the benefits of going to work so early that it’s still dark is that I am able to get in a quick meal before a daytime fast begins.  I scarfed a bowl of oatmeal and thought about Ta’anit Esther. Esther was a leader, but a leader within a pretty brutally sexist regime.  Her husband, the King, had removed his previous wife Vashti, for … Continue reading A Day Without Women…and the Fast of Esther