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Today is Tanis Esther, the day of Esther's "Taynos", which means claims or argument. What are Esther's claims?


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  • I have a good answer to why we fast today for a serious question, but that would not work for this purim torah question. – sabbahillel Mar 23 '16 at 12:38
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The complaints that Esther had then are the same ones as today.

Then, Persians wanted to get rid of Jews. Today, it is the same thing.

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Esther was upset because all the children stayed home from school because the teachers all went out to fight. She had to help entertain the younger children while keeping the older children from joining their fathers and older brothers who were risking their lives.

  • +1 for clever answer. You do realize, though, that the original Ta'anit Esther was on a day that was very different from the current date used? – DanF Mar 23 '16 at 17:28
  • @DanF Yes I know. I am referring to the fact that the Bnai Yisrael would fast when they went to war. Also the current Taanis Esther is the day that we fought rather than the three days that Esther asked for before she went to Achashveros. – sabbahillel Mar 23 '16 at 18:00

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