Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 7 Adar II | March 2022 - Page 16

T H E M I R A C L E O F P U R I M

MICHAEL WEINER
Although God ’ s name is never mentioned in the Book of Esther , His power and presence are everywhere within this ancient story .
The same is true today . God put His hand of favor on an orphaned Jewish girl named Hadassah , but called Esther , as she rose to the most powerful position in the entire kingdom , other than King Ahasuerus , himself .
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The climax of the story is found in the following verses , so try to put yourself in Esther ’ s position as you read :
“ Mordecai told them to reply to Esther with this answer : ‘ Do not think in your soul that you will escape in the king ’ s household more than all the Jews . For if you remain silent at this time , relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place , but you and your father ’ s house will perish . Who knows whether you have attained royal status for such a time as this ?’” ( Esther 4:13-14 )