Thursday, March 1, 2012

Why did everyone like Esther?


"Rabbi Akiva said: We know that the book of Esther was written with Divine inspiration, because it says, 'Esther gained favor in the eyes of all who saw her' (which the author could not have known without Divine insight).

"But Rabbi Akiva's approach is not proof; perhaps it was as Rabbi Elazar said, that she appeared to each person as though she was from that person's nation [which naturally led to their fraternal affection]."

(Talmud, Megilah 7a)

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