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Why does the Megillah say "It happened in the days of Ahasuerus" — and not,"... in the days of Mordechai and Esther?"

The book concludes that it is "words of peace and truth." While there is truth when you look deep within the book, it had to be written in a way that preserved the peace. This book was ...
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What is the "Sheva" in Bat Sheva

Some shameless self-promotion: I wrote a blog post on this last year, which you can find here. The name Bat Sheva literally means "daughter of seven", although the root "שבע" is ...
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Why does the Megillah say "It happened in the days of Ahasuerus" — and not,"... in the days of Mordechai and Esther?"

I'd happily add that Megilat Esther tells the story of Jews in galut (גלות). In the גלות we lower our heads, trying to survive. In the גלות, we are not the big story, but rather trying to survive in a ...
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What is the "Sheva" in Bat Sheva

The Zohar Parshas Shemini 56 Zohar learns that the "Sheva" is a reference to the seventh middah of Malchus, as she was destined "from the creation of the world" to marry King David,...
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What is the "Sheva" in Bat Sheva

Rav Mier Mazuz explains in אסף המזכיר that it is referring to 7, as she was Dovid's 7th wife.
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Are there Traditional Jewish sources say that the story of Adam and Chava is a metaphor?

Regarding Question One. Are there any traditional Jewish sources (by that I mean any writings by a Torah observant Jew from antiquity to present day) that that say that the story of Adam and Chava is ...
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