Monday, March 23, 2020

Vashti wasn't summoned to appear naked

THAT'S NOT IN THE BIBLE: The Bible Says What? Did Vashti appear naked before her husband? Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers takes a controversial topic from Jewish texts and looks at a progressive response (Jewish News).

The Book of Esther 1:10-11 says that Vashti was summoned to appear "with her royal crown" to display her beauty in public. Apparently the Midrash inferred that the crown was all she was supposed to wear.

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