Vashti: The Silent Queen's Gambit
Esther is the main focus of the Megillah but before she became queen, another woman played her cards with the king and lost. Join Rabbanit Yafit Clymer as she explores Vashti and what the earlier queen’s presence in the story meant for everything that came after. Who was she and why did she defy the king?
Rabbanit Yafit Clymer is a senior lecturer in Jewish Studies at the several Matan learning centers, at 'Emunah' and 'WebYeshiva'. She is a group instructor for various programs. Rabbanit Clymer is part of the steering committee of the 'Beit Hillel' organization and answers halachic questions online as a part of their Meshivat Nefesh project.