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Published by Kar-Ben Copies in Rockville, MD .
Written in English


  • Bible. O.T. Esther -- Textbooks,
  • Bible. O.T. Esther,
  • Purim -- Juvenile literature,
  • Purim,
  • Hebrew language materials -- Bilingual

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About the Edition

Includes abbreviated chapter summaries of the Book of Esther, commentaries, a play script, and music and costume ideas.

Edition Notes

Abridged English translation and the introductory verses of each chapter of Esther in Hebrew.

Other titlesBible. O.T. Esther. English. Selections. 1990.
StatementShoshana Silberman ; illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn.
ContributionsSilberman, Shoshana., Kahn, Katherine, ill.
LC ClassificationsBS1372 .S47 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. :
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1853448M
ISBN 100929371232
LC Control Number90005137

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Certainly, the Book of Esther can be viewed through that lens. Also called the Megillah (meaning "scroll" in Hebrew), this "action-packed" account leaves little to the imagination (except perhaps G-d, being the only book in the Bible besides – some say - the Song of Songs of . When I was a kid, our Rabbi would read the Megillah to us, but he didn’t chant it. He would read a sentence or two and then stop to translate it. The way he told the story from the bimah felt as though the Megillah were a beautiful children’s book he read to the congregation - but it lacked pictures. Mar 21,  · Last week’s recommended book is the Book of Esther, also known as Megillat Esther or the Scroll of Esther or the Megillah (even though there are four other Biblical scrolls). It can be found in several books in our library, such as The Five Scrolls (), edited by Herbert Bronstein, illustrated by Leonard Baskin, and available in normal size for borrowing and extra large for perusing. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Whole Megillah: A Benny Cooperman Mystery by Howard Engel at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Brand: Bev Editions.