Esther, Week 18: Authorship, Taxes, and Popularity
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Mar 2, 2021
- 1 hr 2 min 13 sec
References: Megilla: 7a, Megilla: 19a, Megilla: 16b, Bava Batra: 15a, Pesachim: 66b, Sanhedrin: 93a
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"?