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Did Haman actually try to rape Esther?

Those translations are not accurate. נָפַל means "fell" and refers to Haman falling. The simple meaning (as given by Ibn Ezra) is that he fell before Esther to plead for his life. (If it ...
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Did Haman actually try to rape Esther?

Its an interesting question. At face value, Haman had fallen at the feet of Queen Esther to beseech her mercy. When the king returned from the garden, and was full of anger, he retorted to Haman: ...
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What clothing did Esther send Mordechai

The Rema in Mechir Yayin writes on the pasuk that it was to lift his spirits: שאסתר חשבה לשלוח לו בגדים נאים להסיר השק מעליו שלא יענה נפשו ביותר מדי That Esther thought to send him nice clothes to ...
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What is known about Avichayil?

The answer is that this is an application of a general rule of interpretation, taught in Maseches Megillah: בְּמַתְנִיתָא תָּנָא: כׇּל שֶׁמַּעֲשָׂיו וּמַעֲשֵׂה אֲבוֹתָיו סְתוּמִין, וּפָרַט לְךָ ...
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