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Purim: Tested Like Esther (Klezmer Hip Hop Rap)
The song is linked to a lesson plan about Purim, email me if you'd like it...
The Story of Esther pretty much laid down the rules for how to write a Hollywood thriller, packing in as it does all the classic elements: paranoid ruler, sneaky deputy, bucket loads of sexual politics, an epic struggle of good versus evil, a comic-yet-murderous subplot - you couldn't make it up...
This song is an attempt to understand what we, today, can learn from this rip-roaring story, and the way that we've been celebrating it for the last 2,500 years - by dressing up, telling the story, feasting and giving gifts to our friends and to the poor.
Category: holidays / purim