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Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024

Friday night: Romemu, 165 W. 105th Street, New York, NY 10025



Sunday, February 17 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Queen and the Spymaster: Uncovering the Hidden Story of Purim

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There are gaps in the Esther narrative and we have many questions. What happened to Vashti? Did she escape the royal hangman? What was the pur that Haman consulted? What was the relationship between Esther and Mordechai? Join us for a conversation between intellectual historian Aaron Koller and award winning author Sandra E. Rapoport as they discuss Sandra's new book, The Queen and the Spymaster, a historical novel based on the Scroll of Esther.

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Aaron Koller

Aaron Koller is associate professor of Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Robert M. Beren Department of Jewish Studies, and also Core Faculty and Coordinator of Adult Educational Programming at Drisha. His books include Esther in Ancient Jewish Thou... Read More →
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Sandra E. Rapoport

Sandra E. Rapoport is an attorney, Bible teacher and award-winning author. Sandra was Resident Scholar at Harvard University in Law and Bible, and her third book, Biblical Seductions, won a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist prize. Sandra has taught Bible at the Drisha Institute... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 11 (5th Floor)