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A Modern Queen Esther: Remembering Ruth Gruber – Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
By Robin Jacobson. Although it was a sweltering Shabbat night in August, it felt like Purim. Around a dining room table in Baltimore, our hostess Flora and her brother Simon were recounting their personal Queen Esther story. In 1944, a brave American journalist named Ruth Gruber risked her life to rescue Flora, Simon, and their … Continue Reading »