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Mordecai: (4th century BCE) Leader of the Jews during the time of King Ahasuerus, first cousin of Esther. Refused to bow to Haman, thus incurring his wrath. Encouraged Esther to beseech the king to annul Haman's decree calling for the extermination of the Jews, as recorded in the Scroll of Esther, which is read every year on Purim. (b) A common Jewish name.
An in-depth read on the heroic defiance of a Jewish leader
The defiance of Mordechai as he refuses to bow to Haman is a pivotal moment in the Purim story. All the king’s servants who were in the king’s gate would kneel and prostrate themselves before Haman, for so had the king commanded concerning him, but Mordec...
Mordecai and Esther’s strength originated in their equivalent values.
Mordecai and Esther’s strength originated in their equivalent values.
Moses’ task of nurturing his flock’s faith expresses itself in its fullest at those times when we are “crushed.” For it is then that the essential faith kicks into highest gear and activates incredible luminescent displays of commitment to G-d.
No matter how important one's activities seem to be, one must, first and foremost, dedicate at least some part of his time and efforts to the most important of all causes — saving our young generation...
A Brief Retelling of the Book of Esther (Megillah)
The characters of the Purim story come alive in this brief rendition of the miraculous tale. See G-d's delivering hand veiled behind a fascinating story of palace intrigue...
An insight into the story of Purim and what each character represents.
An insight into the story of the Megillah: The reason why Purim was given its name; the laws of Purim, the reason why the Megillah is the only book in the entire Torah that does not have the name of G-d even once and more.
The first time we're ever called "Jews" is in the Purim story. Were we not Jewish before then? Or perhaps the question is: what's the connection between Purim and Judah?
The two versions of Purim
Originally, there were two different conceptions of how the miracle of Purim should be commemorated, propagated by the two heroes and founders of Purim, Mordechai and Esther
The Scroll of Esther tells the story of Purim, but many of the details appear only in the oral tradition handed down through the generations by the Sages.
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