Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Hadassah’ by Mama Mac

“Hadassah” by Mama Mac (JKids Radio)

“It’s almost Purim, and I LOVE that there are so many ways to celebrate, from being SUPER silly, all decked out in costumes, to making gift bags for those in need. One amazing trend I’m seeing in Purim music is the way Queen Esther is being held up as the totally awesome feminist role model that she is. This song from my sweet friend and retro-rocker Amy Elkins (a.k.a. Mama Mac) compares Esther’s traits to the significance of her lesser-known Hebrew name, “Hadassah” (meaning willow tree). The song is really educational and it totally rocks!” — Rick Recht

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