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Esther, Vashti And Other Badass Women In The Bible

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In honor of Queen Esther, heroine of Purim -- and of her predecessor, Queen Vashti, who gets a lot less scroll-time in the Purim story but is no less fascinating -- here's a roundup of some especially badass ladies of the Hebrew Bible and Jewish legend. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are some of my favorites.

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