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9 Who made Es­ther queen in­stead of Vashti? (Esth. 1:1) (9)

10 Desert area be­tween The Dead Sea and Ei­lat (5)

11 French au­thoress who wrote “yes” in two lan­guages (5)

12 Jewish hol­i­day on the 18th day of Iyar (3,2-4)

13 An­cient Is­raeli port un­der bib­li­cal royal pub­lish­ing ban (2 Sam. 1:20) (8)

14 Rabbi’s ad­dress from the bima (6)

17 A cham­ber­lain to 9 (Esth. 1:10) (7)

19 I ham­per de­vel­op­ment of Joseph’s son (Gen. 41:62) (7)

21 An en­treaty, or the one who makes it (6)

22 Rab­bini­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion qual­i­fy­ing food items to con­form to kashrut (He­brew) (8)

25 East Euro­pean Jew, a quiet fel­low - at first, a zeal­ous one (9)

27 Madrid gallery in favour of ac­cept­ing a bit of pro­mo­tion (5)

28 Moses by his He­brew name (5)

29 Largest re­li­gious Zion­ist youth move­ment in the world with mem­bers in many coun­tries (4,5)

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1 Cen­tral Amer­i­can repub­lic em­braces an al­ter­na­tive, ex­ten­sive view (8)

2 ...why is this night dif­fer­ent?... (Seder He­brew) (2-8)

3 Kind sort of race, easy to start (6)

4 Spo­ken only, not writ­ten, tra­di­tions of The Pen­ta­teuch (4,5)

5 States the time, that be­ing the cus­tom (5)

6 Tarzan? He is out of place in this Is­raeli hill town (8) 7 A bit sto­ical, maybe, cer­tainly not ag­i­tated (4)

8 Strate­gic old fort in the Ayalon Val­ley at the bot­tom of Bab El Wad lead­ing up to Jerusalem (6)

15 Well­known ul­tra-ortho­dox area of Jerusalem (3,7)

16 Fam­ily mem­bers men­tioned in Num­bers 26:45 (9)

18 Is­rael’s south­ern desert (3,5)

20 Cit­i­zen of Ra­bat, Fez or Casablanca (8) 21 An ad­di­tional note on charity, writ­ten by King David? (6)

23 The cover that Jewish wed­dings re­quire (He­brew - vari­ant spell­ing) (6) 24 Ex­pert on Jewish law who per­forms timidly, not reach­ing a con­clu­sion? (5) 26 Army entertainer (4) HOW TO PLAY: Use the let­ter tiles from the game of Scrab­ble to spell out the an­swers to the clues be­low. Do not use the two blank tiles. Place the tiles on the Scrab­ble board ac­cord­ing to the grid ref­er­ences given with the clues. If you suc­cess­fully com­plete the puz­zle, you will have used all 98 tiles.

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1O Her price is far above Ruby’s. (5) 2B Auto takes animal to cross­roads. (6)

2L Fore­most leader. (8)

4E A dou­ble al­ter­na­tive. (5)

4H Ruled over by a monar­chy. (7) 7C Car­toon animal. (4)

8F Read about the fall of this house. (5)

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