An imaginary and Challenging question for Purim:
Could “Vashti took pleasure in Esther’s achievement? Did she feel glad upon learning that Esther had saved herself and the Jewish people of Persia ?”
Will we as women, not to mention as role models for girls, be able to extricate ourselves from the cultural framework into which we’ve been born, built for competition among women rather than mutual support?
Read more in Donna Kirshbaum’s inspiring article in the Jewish Women Magazine: https://www.jwi.org/articles/a-seven-sentence-reflection-on-where-we-go-from-here