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The Megillah in Depth, Part 2

Studying the book of Esther

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The Megillah in Depth, Part 2: Studying the book of Esther

This class studies the text of chapter 1 of the book of Esther.
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Gary Europe March 23, 2016

Inaugural Balls But isn't it good how many people got a paycheck to put on all those inaugural balls you mentioned? Just asking... Reply

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan Thornhill, Ontario February 22, 2013

the large Chet! That letter being in large font is actually an oral tradition of how this book must be written. One of the reasons given is that the letter Chet has the numeric equivalent of the number 8 – alluding to the eight vestments of the high priest (discussed in this week's Torah portion!) that he wore at the party (to mock the Jewish people and demonstrate his certainty that the Beit HaMikdash would never be rebuilt). Those clothes were also woven of special threads made of eight strands. Hope that helps… Reply

Sara G February 21, 2013

"חור " My copy of Megillat Esther הוצאת ספרים שי למורא
has the Chet of Chur enlarged.
Do you know why?

As always, thank you so much for your scholarship and wonderful presentation!! Reply

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