Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Queen Esther and Purim

This painting depicts Queen Esther as the very model of a regal and dignified beauty. This was painted by Andrea del Castagno (1423-1457) in a loggia at the Villa Carducci Pandalfini, Italy.

Queen Esther was a very courageous woman and her story is in the book of Esther in the Old Testament. You can learn even more about her at Shekinah - A Woman of Valor, which is my web site. If you want to learn more about the annual celebration, please visit Purim and enjoy. Purim is one of the most joyous and fun Jewish holidays. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people were living in Persia. Queen Esther saved her people from extermination.

This year Purim is celebrated on February 28, 2010.


  1. thank you so much for posting this!

  2. Thank you Elizabeth for this article. I will definitely go to your website and the Purim website. Remember, I just completed my bible study on Esther at the end of 2009.

    Monica :-)

  3. Beautiful painting of a courageous woman indeed. Thank you for sharing with us Elizabeth!

  4. Thank you for the lovely comments. I truly admire Queen Esther.

  5. What a beautiful painting and a lovely post. Thank you, Elizabeth!