Mordecai

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Mordecai

(môr`dēkī, môr'dēkā`ī), cousin and guardian of EstherEsther
, book of the Bible. It is the tale of the beautiful Jewish woman Esther [Heb.,= Hadassah], who is chosen as queen by the Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I or II) after he has repudiated his previous wife, Vashti.
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Mordecai

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Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2--9)

Mordecai

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Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2--9)
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Mordechi Vanunu has now served 16 years in an Israeli prison, most of them in solitary confinement, for informing the world of this.
Mordechi Eliav, "Under the Aegis of Austrian Sovereignty, "A Selection of Documents from the Archives of the Austrian Consulate in Jerusalem, 1849- 7917 (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 1985), Document No.