The Book of Achashverosh
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Mar 19, 2019
- 50 min 57 sec
References: Megilla: 11a, Megilla: 13b, Megilla: 13a, Megilla: 12a, Megilla: 16a, Megilla: 15b
Through the lens of Chapter 10 of Megilat Esther, we find a reading of the entire Megilah as the "Book of Achashverosh", telling the story of a king who hungers for respect and security, spends the entire book grasping for it, and still does not have it at the end - in contrast with the Jews who live under his control.