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    NCJWA NSW Shabbat Zachor 5783: Women in Persia/Iran, Then & Now

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    Shabbat Zachor is the Shabbat before Purim, the only Jewish holiday whose human protagonist is a woman. This is the reason itΒ is traditionally marked in Australia as NCJWA's 'CouncilΒ Shabbat'. We recall theΒ courageous Esther, who as Queen of Shushan (which still exists in modern Iran as the town of Shush), acted with guileΒ and graceΒ within the confines of the Persian patriarchyΒ to save her people. Women there in modern times have also needed guile and grace to overcome difficult circumstances, and we will hear from both Persian Jewish women and a young Iranian Zoroastrian woman about the challenges they faced and still face today. Join us for the service and/or for kiddush afterwards where these amazing women will tell their stories. There is no charge for this event, but donations are very welcome.Β Β 


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