I believe animals obviously have a spirit to give life, but man is the only creation that has a soul created in the image of God.
Mark Kadel is the director of World Relief Spokane.
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The Rabbi notes that feminists sometimes elevate Vashti at the expense of Esther, whom they see as too docile. Perhaps the Midrash interpretive tradition the Rabbi draws on felt the need to demean Vashti to elevate Esther.