(כ) אֵ֣ין אֶסְתֵּ֗ר מַגֶּ֤דֶת מֽוֹלַדְתָּהּ֙ וְאֶת־עַמָּ֔הּ כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר צִוָּ֥ה עָלֶ֖יהָ מָרְדֳּכָ֑י וְאֶת־מַאֲמַ֤ר מָרְדֳּכַי֙ אֶסְתֵּ֣ר עֹשָׂ֔ה כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר הָיְתָ֥ה בְאָמְנָ֖ה אִתּֽוֹ׃ (ס)
(20) Esther had not yet made known her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her; for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him—
BEAR in MIND:
- The two verses are from the Scroll of Esther (see attached synopsis), which is recited on Purim.
- The first verse appears in the story when Esther is introduced to King Ahasuerus. The second verse appears after they are married and she becomes the queen.
- Esther is her Persian name. Her Jewish name is Hadassah.
- What could these verses be about?
- What do you wonder about them? What questions do you have?
- How might you connect theses quote to yourself/your students'/your school's/your community's life?
- How might this suggest a "big idea" for teaching about Purim?
- How can art expand upon or help you think about the text you read?
- How can these big ideas or questions be explored through a creative project?
- How can these big ideas or questions be explored across disciplines?
- What visual aids, materials, techniques or processes could help you explore these ideas?