[Avodah] question on megillah

Poppers, Michael Michael.Poppers at kayescholer.com
Mon Feb 25 19:02:10 PST 2013

In Avodah V31n30, RET wrote:
> We are all familar with the gemara that Mordecai was really Eshther's husband
> 1) The megillah stresses that they gathered Betulot
> 2) It seems inconceivable that the king would start taking wives from husbands - would led to a revolt
> 3) The search was in all 127 provinces - must have been millions of eligible women
> If so why was Esther in the competition? <
Who says they evidently lived as husband and wife?  Did they have a child?  Perhaps they didn't publicize their relationship -- certainly one wouldn't know of it from the M'gilah -- and so she was part of the qibbutz b'sulos. 

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