I just learned that the story in the book of Esther is more of a midrash than actual history. I love the fact that everyday, there is something to learn. Whatever the reality is, the story of Esther is about a woman who was humble, obedient and courageous and who was used by the Almighty to save her people, the Jews. She listened to her uncle Mordecai which shows that she had respect for her elders and was willing to follow their instruction. Her beauty, inside and out, won her the position of being queen in the highest court of the land. She was not pushy because she hesitated when asked to go to the king to plead for her people but when push came to shove, she was willing to go the extra mile to do what is right. My hope is that all those wonderful women I know will learn from these qualities and always stand up for what is true and just in a world that is rapidly losing its moral compass. I want to wish all my friends a happy Purim. May we remember that it is not about getting so drunk that we forget the name of Haman but that it is a time to stand up for what is right. Let us always remember that the Boreh Olam, the Creator is always behind the scenes watching over his people. Purim Sameach!