Happy Purim friends. I hope that everyone has the chance today to indulge in eating delicious hamentashen, and in taking the time to enjoy our Jewish Mardi-gras.
In the story of Purim, Mordechai’s beautiful niece Esther won a beauty contest at King Ahasuerus’ castle, and she quickly became his second wife. She proved herself to be more than just a pretty face by proving to her husband that Haman, the evil Prime Minister was plotting to kill the Jewish people. The King then had Haman killed, and he gave his blessings to the Jewish people to protect themselves against their enemies.
So, how does all of this relate to dating and to relationships? From what I see, there is a clear message here for both men and for women. Firstly, make sure that you seek out more than a pretty face. Outward beauty fades, but intelligence lasts forever. Secondly, hold on to your truth. Seek out a partner that you can be yourself with, and who is respectful of your opinions.
Once again, have a Happy and Festive Purim.