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Studying with Ewa Gordon. Topic: Megillat Esther (Book of Esther) with Rashi's commentaries and Talmudic stories from the Tractate Megillah. Part 6

Mon
19:00 h
20 Feb
2017

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On that night, the King's sleep was disturbed, and he ordered that the book of the records were read before him. (Esther 6:1)

 

"On that night, the King's sleep was disturbed” (6: 1). [...] Rava said: It is a real [lack of] sleep of King Ahasuerus. He was concerned about the thought: Why did Esther invite Haman? Perhaps they conferred to kill [me]? Then he thought: Perhaps this is a man who has done something good for me, and I can not rewarded him? And this is because [my] people avoid me, and no one informed me [about the conspiracy of Esther and Haman]? Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 15b