Here's a great tip:
Enter your email address and we'll send you our weekly magazine by email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life, week after week. And it's free.
Oh, and don't forget to like our facebook page too!
Contact Us
The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary

Esther - Chapter 10

Esther - Chapter 10

 Email
Rashi's Commentary:
Show content in:

Chapter 10

1And King Ahasuerus imposed a tribute on the land and on the isles of the sea.   אוַיָּשֶׂם הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ (אחשרש כתיב) | מַס עַל הָאָרֶץ וְאִיֵּי הַיָּם:
2And all the acts of his power and his might and the full account of Mordecai's greatness, how the king advanced him-are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?   בוְכָל מַעֲשֵׂה תָקְפּוֹ וּגְבוּרָתוֹ וּפָרָשַׁת גְּדֻלַּת מָרְדֳּכַי אֲשֶׁר גִּדְּלוֹ הַמֶּלֶךְ הֲלוֹא הֵם כְּתוּבִים עַל סֵפֶר דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים לְמַלְכֵי מָדַי וּפָרָס:
3For Mordecai the Jew was viceroy to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews and accepted by most of his brethren; seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all their seed.   גכִּי | מָרְדֳּכַי הַיְּהוּדִי מִשְׁנֶה לַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ וְגָדוֹל לַיְּהוּדִים וְרָצוּי לְרֹב אֶחָיו דֹּרֵשׁ טוֹב לְעַמּוֹ וְדֹבֵר שָׁלוֹם לְכָל זַרְעוֹ:
and accepted by most of his brethren: but not by all his brethren, for part of the Sanhedrin disassociated from him when he became close to the government and neglected his studies.  
to all their seed: This refers back to “all his people,” to all the seed of his people.  
 Email
The text on this page contains sacred literature. Please do not deface or discard.