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Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther)

Fast of Esther and Marriage Enslavement

Today is Ta’anit Esther (the Fast of Esther), a minor Fast day commemorating the three day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim Ta’anit Esther is the only time in the Jewish calendar that wholly commemorates the power of a single woman to exercise courage in changing the course of Jewish history.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther)." (Viewed on November 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/tags/ta-anit-esther-fast-of-esther>.

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