This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts the evil prime minister’s plan to annihilate all Jews in the Persian Empire. The annual festival of Purim is inspired by her heroism.
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