Friday, February 26, 2010

Purim, Queen Esther and the Impossible Dream

© (2010) Photographs by Vicki Polin

This film is dedicated to all of the "Queen Esther's" living in the world today who are struggling to accomplish goals in their lives that many believed were impossible, especially to the women who are risking their lives to make the world a better place for us all.  I especially dedicate this film to the women who are fighting to survive after being sexually victimized and are being shunned, shamed and blamed for the actions committed against them by their perpetrator.

 I too have been facing a great number of challenges over the last 18 months.  I know that soon the dream that at times felt was impossible will soon become reality.  

They say Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar since it commemorates a time in which the Jewish people were saved from extermination while living in Persia.  What always concerned me in this story is that all of the Jewish people were freed, except for Queen Esther.  After risking her life, she was left behind, cut off from her people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Esther was the antithesis of current day "giving up life for love". She gave up her love (Mordechai) because once she went to Achashveirosh willingly, she was forbidden from being with her husband Mordechai forever. She gave this up for her nation.

It is the opposite of Romeo and Juliet who gave up their families for their love of each other.

I see victims of domestic violence every day and it's tragic.