A deeper look at the heroine of the Purim story, whose very name means “hidden” in Hebrew.
The story of Purim has several important characters, most prominently Mordechai and Esther. The book of Esther relates that Mordechai provided the strategy for bringing about the miracle, while “Esther followed the instructions of Mordechai.”
Still, the Torah records the story in the book of Esther, not the book of Mordechai.
A deeper look at the heroine, whose very name means “hidden” in Hebrew, provides us with a clue as to why, along with an important life lesson.