On Purim, we read the story of Queen Esther who is depictedin this image. Esther becomes theheroine when she bravely approaches the King to ask him to save the Jews fromHaman's evil plot to put all the Jews to death. By doing so, she admits to theKing that she herself is a Jew. The King listened to her and the gallows which Haman had been constructing forthe Jews were used on him. Her successis celebrated with joy and merriment each year as we recall this story of theJewish people's persistence in the face of oppression.