Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Esther - the post

It is with great pleasure that I note this post from the Velveteen Rabbi Rachel Barenblat on another Rachel's blog. Rabbi Rachel writes a succinct and accurate review of Esther - farce and comedy, but with a hidden core of ultimate reality.

Christians who cannot read (a frequent occurrence) do well to realize that the Hebrew and Aramaic Jewish heritage that we have needs to be read closely and accurately. Then it will be seen in all its charism for what it is, a hidden reality itself that we need to hear as do all, Jew and Christian alike.

I decided not to translate Esther - but I had fun with some verbal analysis and the first chapter.