Washington is Our Shushan, Purim is Our Day

By Bradley Hirschfield

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 2001

The author compares the opportunity to hold the Washington 12 conference, which gathers Jewish speakers and volunteers from across the country, to the opportunity that Jews had in Shushan when they took political action for the progress of humanity (now celebrated as the holiday of Purim). The author stresses that now Jewish people hold the power and influence to change the world for the better that their ancestors centuries ago strove to obtain. The author moves on to describe the roles of Mordechai and Esther in their plan of action, and how each individual has the potential to create change, just like Mordechai and Esther had done, so many years ago.

Topic: Political Behavior, Human Rights, Empowerment, Jewish Text, Politics

Name of Publication: CLAL Community and Society Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hirschfield, Bradley. Washington is Our Shushan, Purim is Our Day. CLAL Community and Society Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2576


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