Esters Handlungsmacht in männerdominierten Strukturen
Jüdischer Feminismus zwischen patriarchaler Tradition und neuer Lesart biblischer Texte
This paper on the book of Esther takes up feminist literary criticism with a special emphasis on the concept of agency. It highlights concrete moments of empowerment of Queen Ester. With the recognition that feminism always underscores the question of power, the figure of Ester is analyzed with regard to the notion of exile and in relation to Mordochai and the king Ahasveros. Where do we find moments of empowerment in this situation of heteronomy?