The Jewish celebration of Purim began tonight. The story (Megilah) of the Book of Esther is read. Persia’s King Ahasuerus’ new queen, unknown to him Jewish, Esther, relays to the king the plot overheard by her cousin Mordecai by the king’s councilor Haman to exterminate the Jews. Esther reveals to Ahasuerus that she is Jewish, and the king learns that Mordecai previously saved his life. Haman is ordered hanged. Jews are given the right to defend themselves. There’s much more to this exciting story of intrigue and integrity found, well worth rereading at least annually.
As important is what’s missing. There is no appeal to or intercession by G-d. This is the all the workings of man and woman.