Esther, Week 18: Authorship, Taxes, and Popularity

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March 02 2021
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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Esther 

Collections: R' Torczyner Esther

References: Megilla: 7a Megilla: 19a Megilla: 16b Bava Batra: 15a Pesachim: 66b Sanhedrin: 93a  

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Who wrote the Book of Esther, and why does that matter? Why do we highlight Achashverosh's new tax in Chapter 10? And why does the megillah take a shot at Mordechai, saying he was beloved to "most of his brethren"?

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