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Let's talk about a related topic: the blessing on seeing a king. As you may know, there's a halacha that says that one must recite a blessing on seeing a gentile king. Naturally, the question then arises as to what, specifically, a gentile king is. There's a decent summary of this here: ...
The Talmud Kesubos 9a says it was forced. In the case of force, the rule that the two are not allowed to subsequently marry doesn't apply. Rav Amnon Bazek argues here that this force wasn't rape in the classic sense, but rather she had no choice about going to the king, as when the king sends guards to get you, you can't refuse. Unstated is the underlying ...
Taanis 22b relates that Yoshiyahu said "צדיק הוא ה׳ כי פיהו מריתי" - HaShem is righteous for I have rebelled against his word. (quote from Eicha 1:18)
There are those who say that Haman made this rule, so the Jews wouldn't be able to intercede. Esther's initial report was before Haman's rise to power.
Well, I guess we can start with Zecharia 9:9 גִּילִי מְאֹד בַּת צִיּוֹן הָרִיעִי בַּת יְרוּשָׁלִַם הִנֵּה מַלְכֵּךְ יָבוֹא לָךְ צַדִּיק וְנוֹשָׁע הוּא עָנִי וְרֹכֵב עַל חֲמוֹר וְעַל עַיִר בֶּן אֲתֹנוֹת Be exceedingly happy, O daughter of Zion; Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem. Behold! Your king shall come to you. He is just and victorious; humble, and ...
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