- Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
- Duration: 38 min
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Haza"l take the position that "Esther was the end of the (era of) miracles" (BT Yoma 29b). We explore how the Ba'alei haMidrash were guided by this perspective, seeing the story of Mordekhai and Esther as the ultimate resolution of remaining tensions that were created in the stories in Beresheet. Understanding the Purim story as the end of a long epoch of a particular type of Divine immanence, the Midrashim see numerous circles, opened in Beresheet, as successfully closing in the 5th century BCE in Shushan.
Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by the Goldberg and Mernick families to mark the yahrzeit of Samuel M. Goldberg, R’ Shmuel Meir ben R’ Eliyahu HaCohen z”l
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