Not Esther, Ahasuerus or anybody walking the stage in Washington last week, either.
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
Special To The Jewish Week
While the events of the book of Esther and the Persian monarchy’s intended annihilation of the Jewish community of the day reside within the realm of myth, the danger posed by the ayatollahs of those same lands today is no fiction. This was not the case Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington to make this week. No one doubts the Iranian threat; the question only is how to address it.
One day after the Jerusalem synagogue attack last week, Ari Shavit, Israeli columnist and author of “My Promised Land,” proposed a Plan B—an alternative peace process that is gradual and informal, and offers a “horizon of hope.”