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Esther, Model for Jewish Women

March 18, 1973 • Purim, 5733

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Esther, Model for Jewish Women: March 18, 1973 • Purim, 5733

Mordechai and Esther are the heroes of Purim, yet the Megillah is named only after Esther. And the initiative that the Megillah be included among the books of the Bible came specifically from Esther. Why is Esther given the spotlight, when her success depended on Mordechai’s plan?
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Esther, Model for Jewish Women
March 18, 1973 • Purim, 5733
Disc 33, Program 130

Event Date: 14 Adar II 5733 - March 18, 1973

Mordechai and Esther are the heroes of Purim, yet the Megillah is named only after Esther. And the initiative that the Megillah be included among the books of the Bible came specifically from Esther. Why is Esther given the spotlight, when her success depended on Mordechai’s plan?

The answer: Mordechai had the idea, but Esther took the action—and action is the main thing. It was Esther who actually risked her life to see the plan through.

Esther wanted every Jewish woman in every generation to know their vital role. Their husband may be a great rabbi, a great leader—a veritable “Mordechai,” but it is the Jewish woman who is the actual pillar of the Jewish People. It is she who establishes “family by family,” “city by city,” and “country by country,” ensuring that even when the Jewish People are “scattered and dispersed among other nations,” they remain “one unique Jewish People.”

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Anonymous Warsaw March 5, 2017

b"h thank you Rebbe for your reassuring words. They are much needed. Reply

Anonymous Hopkins March 11, 2014

Very interesting Reply

Anonymous December 25, 2012

very moving wow! That was very empowering! Reply

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