Queen Vashti's Comfy Pants
Author: Leah Berkowitz
Published: Apples & Honey Press (18 Feb. 2021)
A feminist spin on a biblical event . . . A well-crafted revision sure to spark discussion.
“This story is as good as any midrash.” – Sandy Wasserman, The Sydney Taylor Shmooze
Why did Queen Vashti, the other Purim royal, refuse to obey her king's commands? Although the traditional biblical text gives us no real clue, this story humorously imagines what it might have been like for a Queen to stand up for herself against a string of high-handed demands. In doing so, it demonstrates to children the value of understanding the worth of their own needs and desires.
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