- The Talmud (Megillah 15a) writes that Esther emphasizes that her plan is “not in accordance to the law” to refer to the fact that this plan of voluntarily submitting herself to Achashverosh is not in accordance to the laws of the Torah, which forever forbids a Jewish wife to be with her husband after being with another man consensually (Sotah 2a). 113 more words
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Today’s Readings: Esther 9-10; Luke 13
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So Mordecai sent letters to all the Jews in the 127 provinces of King Ahasuerus’ kingdom. His letter included encouraging words of peace and truth; and it was his hope to establish these days of Purim permanently on the calendar as days of mourning and fasting for future generations as it was for themselves.
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