Additionally, TB Megillah 15b reports that when Achashverosh told Esther 'And what is your request?
The messages of these aggadic comments are that the Jews deserved to be punished for not caring about the Temple during the time of Achashverosh, and that while Achashverosh had a positive relationship with Esther, he still would not go so far as to allow the Temple to be rebuilt.
In Ezra 4:6 we read that in the reign of Achashverosh, at the start of his reign, they (the Samaritans) drew up an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
The Talmud states that the aggadic interpretation that Achashverosh would not allow the Temple to be built is based on interpreting the phrase half the kingdom as "a matter that divides the kingdom", an issue that is very divisive and which can bring trouble to the Persian Empire, dividing it in half.
The reason given for this particular cutoff time is explained in TJ Megillah 1b as chosen "in order to give honor to the Land of Israel, which was in a state of destruction in those days." In their commentaries to TB Megillah 2a, both Ramban and Ran explain that if the cutoff date for walled cities would have been during the reign of Achashverosh when the Purim miracle took place, there would not be many cities in Israel that would celebrate on the 15th of Adar, including Jerusalem, since its walls were still destroyed then.
If the halacha would have determined that cities un-walled at the time of the Purim miracle would not celebrate on the 15th of Adar, it would be an everlasting mark of shame for the Jewish people, because it would emphasize that Jerusalem was neglected in the time of Achashverosh. R.
Queen Vashti was not available for comment and sources close to Achashverosh say that she totally lost her head.
Miss Shushan, Esther Hadassah, beat out 127 other beautiful women to become Miss Persia 2007 and the new wife of King Achashverosh. Brushing back tears, Esther said, "I have watched the Miss Persia contest since I was a little girl and it has always been my dream to wear that beautiful crown."
When asked about the upcoming wedding, King Achashverosh said, "I know people think this is very rushed but I love her, I love her, I love her," and proceeded to jump up and down on his couch.
Bigtan and Teresh, two palace guards were arrested recently on charges of treason for plotting to assassinate King Achashverosh. The scheme was uncovered by Mordechai Ben Yair who overheard the conspiracy while sitting in the King's gate.
In a move to shake up the palace cabinet and reinvigorate his domestic policies, King Achashverosh tapped Haman to be his new Viceroy.
In the wake of King's Gate-gate, Achashverosh has placed Haman in charge of homeland security, the defense department and national security.