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Why Did Achashverosh Kill Haman?


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#1 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

http://www.baismedra...a-purim-lesson/

#2 FS613

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:46 PM

Rabbi Shapiro, please correct me if I'm wrong.

As far as I know, the events of Purim happened between the existence of the 1st and 2nd Batay Mikdosh.

Therefore, as Torah She'B'Al Peh had not yet been written down, and as Christianity had not yet been invented

(as I believe that these 2 events happened either after the destruction of the 2nd Bais HaMikdosh, or during the existence of the 2nd Bais HaMikdosh),

how could Haman show Achashverosh a Gemara or a Shulchan Aruch,

or tell him that Jews have been accused in several countries of killing Christian children to put their blood in the Matzah?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:56 AM

Rabbi Shapiro, please correct me if I'm wrong.

As far as I know, the events of Purim happened between the existence of the 1st and 2nd Batay Mikdosh.

Therefore, as Torah She'B'Al Peh had not yet been written down, and as Christianity had not yet been invented

(as I believe that these 2 events happened either after the destruction of the 2nd Bais HaMikdosh, or during the existence of the 2nd Bais HaMikdosh),

how could Haman show Achashverosh a Gemara or a Shulchan Aruch,

or tell him that Jews have been accused in several countries of killing Christian children to put their blood in the Matzah?

Thank you.

It was just a Moshol. I didnt mean literally he showed him a Shulchan Aruch or a Vilna Shas. Sorry if that wasnt clear. Actually, he told him about the Jewish Laws and Hashkafos which existed then as well of course, which nowadays we know of from the Shuchan Aruch or Gemora.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

was the torah she baal peh of the inyanei purim (masechta megila, medrashim etc...) already given & passed on thru the doros from sinai (which would mean they knew in advance about purim?)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:10 PM

was the torah she baal peh of the inyanei purim (masechta megila, medrashim etc...) already given & passed on thru the doros from sinai (which would mean they knew in advance about purim?)

Yes, says the Yerushalmi Megilah (1:5), it was given to Moshe on Har Sinai. But it wasn't publicized. See here, סימן טז.

#6 FS613

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

L'Chvod Rabbi Shapiro, Shlita:

 

When Queen Esther informed Achashverosh, in Mordechai's name, that Bigsan and Teresh were planning to kill Achashverosh;

 

1) Didn't Achashverosh see then how wonderful the Jews were, then, as a Jew saved the King's life,

 

    vs. waiting until he found out that Esther is Jewish, after the 2nd banquet with the King and Haman?

 

2) Didn't Achashverosh want to know who Mordechai was, and how Esther came to hear of the plot from him?

 

Thank you.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:10 PM

1  Paroh forgot what Yosef did pretty fast, and Achashveirosh 1) already hated the Jews enoguh to downplay Mordechai's actions 2) was advised by Haman, who probably claimed Mordechai had ulterior motives or some thing. It's different when it was someone he already loved.He anyway seemed to have forgotten about it, and hadn't rewarded Mordechai until that night.

 

2 Mordechai already was appointed, I forgot as what, at the palace.