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    ). He originally just wished to kill Mordecai but then realized how unsuccessful that would turn out, and made the plan to kill all Jews. Haman made his own scaffold by hand that was big and for everyone to see; he wanted to hang Mordecai on it for everyone to see. The ironic thing here, is that everything turned out

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    Esther will not be able to hide from the persecution of the Jews in the king’s palace: “you will not escape,” which I think is really interesting because the king does not know Esther is a Jew, so in fact, she would be able to escape. I think Mordecai was talking about a different kind of escape, from her conscience. Further, in verse 14, Mordecai is telling Esther that if she keeps silent, the Lord will find someone else to deliver the Jews. Also, he tells her that her family line will not continue

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    Book Of Esther

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    Description: The Book of Esther is a film retelling of the Book of Esther in the Bible. In this version, an orphaned Esther is cared for by her cousin Mordecai, a high ranking court member of King Xerxes of Persia. After the vain queen Vashti is banished, Mordecai’s nemesis Haman, proposes that the King’s advisors be allowed to submit candidates to be the king’s new bride, thinking that his own daughter is the only possibility. However, the other advisors too have suggestions, and Mordecai himself

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    The Possibility of Faithfulness in Diaspora

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    Throughout the Hebrew Bible YHWH’s chosen people, more popularly known as Jews continually find themselves being driven out of their homeland by a foreign power only to return again. Furthermore, these chosen people struggle to find ways to maintain their identity in a foreign land. As the cycle of being driven out and returning repeats itself, YHWH’s people eventually come to identify themselves as living in diaspora—maintaining their identity and more importantly, their religious identity in foreign

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    Texts: Esther 4:11-14 Esther was alive around 470 BC, the end of the Babylonian captivity. The book of Esther spans about ten years, between the first return from captivity led by Zarubbabel, and the second return led by Ezra. Many Jews chose to remain in Persia rather than return to Palestine. King Xerxes was a lively man of much emotion, his huge empire extended from Western India to Ethiopia to the edge of Greece. Overall the book of Esther reads like a good news or bad news story. For Esther

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    different groups. Amir`s ideology of being an American is to embrace American culture, name, religion, and values while his nephew believes that Amir should support his people and their “cause”. Another smart choice is to insert an African-American and a Jew character because they are also minority like Amir. One would expect that Jody and Isaac, members of different minorities who have suffered from different issues, such as slavery and genocide, would relate to Amir`s problem; however, they seem to judge

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    Essay On Convivencia

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    In the post-doctoral Cohen was in the search of whether or not there was a period of time were Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in peace under the control of the Islamic world. This event was called convivencia and occurred during the Golden Age. The region where this event took place was Spain. The convivencia was a controversial topic due to the differences in religion among the groups. Recent Spanish historians do not take for consideration the event of convivencia due to the disbelief that

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    movie the title could be called “Providence of Connection”. Why? Because it is shed’s light of how God’s chosen people were given retribution through Him by His divine protection from their enemies. The leading topic of Esther is deliverance of the Jews by Queen Esther. To describe Queen Esther let’s begin with her roots. She is a Jewish descendent whose cousin Mordecai raised her as his very own daughter. Her Jewish name was Hadassah. She was a young lady when King Xerxes decided he wanted another

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    recognized her widespread example as queen and its likely harmful effect, and wanted to stop it. By Vashti’s example, we see that whenever a women stands up for herself, powerful men surrounding her have to put her down somehow. The wealth of the Persian Empire

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    Biblical Motivators

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    that happened that made a need to rebuild the temple and the wall. In the year 586 B.C., the Babylonians conquered Judah. Jerusalem was reduced to ruins. The Jews were carried away into captivity. A promised few were permitted to linger behind to live in these ruins. This remnant, throughout the following decades began to intermarry with non-Jews (including some of the Assyrians who had fled the destruction of their own nation). This racial integration produced the group known as the Samaritans. During

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