The taxes, Mordechai’s fame

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The Taxes; Mordechai’s fame: [1]

The king placed taxes upon the lands. The entire story of Purim is written in the Persian chronicles. Mordechai was liked by most of his brethren and performed good for his entire nation.

 

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Why were only “majority” of Jews pleased with Mordechai?[2]

A number of the members of Sanhedrin separated from Mordechai upon seeing his involvement with the matters of the monarchy, which they viewed as forsaking the Torah for earthly matters.

 


[1] 10/1-3

[2] Yalkut Shimoni 1059

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