February 25, 2018 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #1476688
The Malbim explains that there are two kinds of monarchs, a constitutional monarch and omnipotent despot, a dictator. A constitutional monarch follows the constitution. The wealth belongs not to him but the nation and he has no control over his wife. Achashverus believed that he made his own rulings disregarding any constitution such that the wealth belongs to him, so he showed it for hundred eighty days. He commanded that his wife should come to him naked to show her beauty and made his own rulings with the help of his advisors.February 26, 2018 10:13 am at 10:13 am #1476874
Hashem’s name is not mentioned directly in the Megillah because the miracles are hidden. We must read Megillas Esther in order, night and day, recognizing the tzoras and hatzolah , by uncovering the hidden as the words Megillas Esther represents in its meaning.February 26, 2018 11:10 am at 11:10 am #1476949
The Chasam Sofer explains that since the sudah was made by Achashverus as a celebration for the beis hamikdash not being rebuilt anymore, it is considered like an a”z and filling themselves up before the sudah would not have helped because by a”z שלא כדרך אכילתו is also forbidden. It doesn’t say thatr they ate but they enjoyed themselves. We see that Hashem, even at the time we are sinning, is helping us with the demise of Vashti.March 8, 2020 11:12 am at 11:12 am #1838510
Thev Jews should have done what they could and as they were forced to attend the seuda makes Haman and Achashveis ym’s responsible.March 11, 2020 9:14 am at 9:14 am #1839097
The Chasam Sofer explains Shushan Purim was instituted to have learning all the time in the world.April 26, 2020 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #1853673abukspanParticipant
Regarding your post feb.26 at 10.13. Are you saying it must “be read in order” in order to chap that we had the tzoros and only then the yeshua? I recently heard from a rabbi Luban that that is the pshat in HAKOREI…..LIMAFREIA.LO.YUTZA. It is easy to look back through the meggilah and see in retrospect where Hashem was directing things all along. That it no kuntz. The avodah is to live a life where we do not chap His hand in everything and still have trust. You have to read it straight and not LIMAFREIA. I did not do justice to what I think is a chusheva yesod. Sorry for my lack of clarity ad for my arrogance before.April 26, 2020 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #1853701
The Chasam Sofer interprets וראית את אחרי ופני לא יראו you will see things from hindsight but not from foresight. They say hindsight is 20/20.April 26, 2020 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #1853715abukspanParticipant
thank you for letting me see myself and my actions in hindsight.
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