When Greatness Knocks, Open the Door

Queen Esther's rise to greatness is applicable to everyone's life.

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(4) Harry Pearle, March 9, 2020 8:10 PM

Let's Take "Calculated Risks" (But Credit Others, Like Esther and Mordechai)

In the Megillah 2.22: Esther spoke to the King, in the name of Mordechai.

The 48 Ways of the Says of the Fathers, (and Rabbi Weinberg) ends:
"Say a thing in the name of the person who said it"

So, it occurs to me that if we are going to take "calculated risks" we should
try to give credit to people who helped to present the ideas to us, in the first place. That, may help us to remain confident and grateful to others.

Harry Pearle, March 10, 2020 5:46 PM

Maybe the King has a Learning Disabiiity (LD) But Esther Woke the King up!

I wonder if "the whole Megillah" might be about coping with learning problems.
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My sense is that the King, as not so smart, and he may be had some learning disabilities (LD). Thus, Esther could not easily explain to him that the Jewish people were threatened.

Instead, Esther had to go through an elaborate scheme to wake up the King.

Perhaps most of us have some learning difficulties, but we may be able to wake up the the truth, if we are able to take the time and effort (the whole Megillah)

In our rush-rush world, today, we may not get the "whole Megillah" that we need.
So, Purim, might remind us to be more patient and use alternative learning to try to cope with our own mis-educations and our own mistakes and lies.

(See: the Dunning - Krugger Effect, online)

(3) Chaya, March 9, 2020 1:06 PM

Inspirational !

Thank you so much for this article. It was what I needed, at this exact moment. Baruch HaShem.

(2) Esther & Mordechai Fintz, March 8, 2020 5:05 PM

Dear Rabbi thank you for sharing such an inspirational message about Purim, our names are Esther & Mordechai Fintz we have been married for 55 years and we did exactly what you are challenging everyone to do.
We took the example that Hashem has blessed with our marriage and written 2 books about marriage. WHAT MAKES OUR LIFE A SUCCESS? AND
TLC-FOR COUPLES. If you need speakers on this subject, please contact us at mordechai@makelifeasuccess.com. Thank you

(1) Jude Anikpeh, March 6, 2020 12:48 PM

Esther is to Jewish people

I am excited to be part of this organization.
Thank God bless ISRAEL

 

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