In which we wonder why Mordechai did not attempt to use diplomatic means to escape the wrath of Haman and Achashveriosh. Why was this different than the model Jacob offered when he met Esau with a three pronged strategy to guarantee his safety? Why did Mordechai report specifically to Prayer? When is effort necessary and when is it heresy?
Rabbi Stewart has been published in this week’s Jewish Home newspaper.
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In which we examine the role Mordechai plays in bringing about Haman’s decree.
Please right click below to see the notes [Hebrew and English/Hebrew Talmud] for the class.
Part one of a series of three in which we discuss the style of the record of the Purim story and why it is written in such an obscure format. In which we discuss Achashverosh’s thought process and his strategies to turn the Jewish people away from G-d. And in which we set the stage for the rest of the story.