Vashti: Villain or Victim?

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Feb 11, 2021
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

Nach:
Esther 
Machshava:
Purim 

References: Megilla: 12A Megilla: 12B 

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What was behind Achashverosh's strange request to share his wife's beauty with the commoners of Shushan on the last day of the second party? And why did she feel she could safely refuse?

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