Tova Birnbaum Esther: The Most Secular Text in the Bible (The Megillah Project–Text People)

The Megillah Project is brought to you by a unique partnership of four organizations: jewishLIVE/Judaism Unbound, 929 English, the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, and Israel’s BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change.

Brought together by a passion to make Jewish texts and Jewish learning accessible to everyone, and accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, these four organizations have teamed up to offer new ways of encountering Jewish text and ideas online using a multimedia toolbox in a maximally open sandbox. The greatest strength of this partnership is our ability to showcase a wide range of Jewish thinkers and Jewish ideas. The more perspectives we hold together, the more united we can be.

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