Friday, March 6, 2009

Esther's instructions to the Jews


"A reason why Esther instructed the Jews to fast for three days was this: Gd will not leave the righteous in trouble for more than three days.

"We find with Rachav [in her instructions to the Jewish scouts she sheltered], 'You will hide in the mountains for three days.'

"We find with Yonah, 'And Yonah was in the innards of the fish for three days.'

"And so regarding the future redemption it is written, 'He will renew our life after two days.'"

(Taamei haMinhagim 868, from Kad haKemach of Rabbeinu Bechayye)

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