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Megillah 16a: Your Fistful of Flour Canceled My $10,000 Talents of Silver #2

Why Did Haman Let Mordechai Finish His Prayers?

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This class was presented on Tuesday Parshas Vayikra, 28 Adar, 5780, March 24, 2020, live from Rabbi Jacobson's House in Monsey, NY 

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    From humble beginnings

    Vashti  who was of royal lineage, revealed that Avhacywas once a stable boy. Somehow he rose to become king.

    Mordechai, and a yid is always of royal lineage as well, revealed that Haman was once a barber and has been his slave once.

    So the duo of A Achachveirosh and Haman were both of lowly origins who rose to rule a vast empire.  

    How? 

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    Cirel Lipskier -4 years ago

    Why didn't Haman's daughter think it was the king on the horse?

    Because the person leading the horse called out loud.  "Thus should be done to whom the king wishes to honor"

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    When we can't DO what Hashem wants, we LEARN about it

    Avraham Avinu was promised by Hashem that his descendants were the chosen people. Thsn he asked "what if they sin?" Hashem answered "they'll bring korbonos". Then Avraham asked "what will be when the Beis Hamigdash is destroyed?". Hadhem answered "they will SAY korbonos"(like we do now). 

     Mordechsi was learning the laws of  the Omer when Haman approached him. It was the first day of Pesach, the day of the Omer sacrifice.  

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Detachment from infinite truth for finite circumstances that are ever fluctuating can cause one to allow the appearance of now to cause them stop prematurely before the mitzvah is complete.

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      Moshe -4 years ago

      mordechai was wearing sackcloth and fasting to avert the decree against the  yidden. When Haman told him to put on royal garments (and bathe and get a haircut which Haman ppersonally gave) mordechai did so,  tho the goal of  averting the  decree was not accomplished.  When he got to the palace tho, he switched back to sackcloth.

       (Btw. I have seen yidden in sackcloth on a regular wrev rosh chodesh at the kosel) 

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    julius streicher, mach sh'mo

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Gemarah Megillah #37

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • March 24, 2020
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Dedicated by Ronald Stein, in memory of Aaron Hershel ben Moshe, who's yartzeit is today 28 Adar

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