H is for Hadassah

Her story is filled with scandal. Political scheming, mass murder plots, divorce, seduction, deception, sleeping your way to the top.... And it's in the bible. Whaaatttt? Let's back up and start at the beginning. Once upon a time there was a sweet little Jewish girl named Hadassah. She lived from 486-465 BC in Persia (modern-day Iran) … Continue reading H is for Hadassah

X is for Xerxes

Xerxes, also historically known as Ahasuerus, was fabulous wealthy. Look no further than the Gate of all Nations and the Hall of a Hundred Columns at Persepolis, his lavish palace. He wintered at his palace at Susa. With an empire of 127 provinces extending from India to Ethiopia, his tendency to throw extravagant drinking parties, complete with guest … Continue reading X is for Xerxes