Esther, Week 7: The Palace Gate; Daniel's Seeds; Haman's Rise

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Dec 1, 2020
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59 min 52 sec
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

Nach:
Esther 
Halacha:
Purim 

References: Megilla: 15a Megilla: 13a 

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What is the significance of Mordechai sitting at the palace gate? Why do we link Esther and Daniel re eating seeds in the palace, and for the practice of eating seeds on Purim? And why did Achashverosh elevate Haman in this way?

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