Book Review: Esther in America

By Rabbi Dr. Israel Drazin Rabbi Israel Drazin BOCA RATON, Florida — The biblical book Esther made a significant impact upon Americans, Jews and non-Jews, as seen in the new book Esther in America. As I described in detail in my book Ruth, Esther, and Judith, the biblical book Esther is in no way similar to what many think the book contains. Most noteworthy is that it contains no mention of God and no indication that the Judeans observed any biblical command. Even when the Judeans fasted when prompted by Esther’s request, no mention is made that they prayed for divine aid. The failure to state…

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