Sunday, March 4, 2012

Megilat Esther: Malach #1


"Esther 7:6 says, 'And Esther declared: A man, a foe and an enemy, Haman, this wicked man.'

"R' Elazar said: This teaches that she pointed to Achashverosh, and an angel came and struck her hand to turn it toward Haman."

[I believe R' Elazar is sensitive to the placement of Haman's name later in the sentence, indicating that she was pointing elsewhere first.]

(Talmud, Megilah 16a)

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