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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Mordekhai Wilenski, Hasidim u-mitnagdim: LeHoldot ha-pulmus she-beneihcm ba-sbanim 1772-1788 (Jerusalem, 1970), Vol.
Mordekhai of Chernobyl it is only the passage of these forces from their hidden status within the canonical texts to the performer.
When the king's minister, Haman, entered the banquet, Mordekhai looked away because Haman was an Amalekite (the Amalekites had attacked Mordekhai's ancestors in the wilderness a thousand years earlier).
See Laurence Mordekhai Thomas, Vessels of Evil: American Slavery and The Holocaust 108-13 (1993).
See the discussion of this tree's exact identification in Mordekhai Zer- Kavod, Da'at Mikra: Ezra u-Nehemyah (Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1994) p.
Hirschberg, Shlomo Dov Goitein, and Michel Abitbol, scholarly works of Libyan Jewish life by Mordekhai Ha-Cohen, Nahum Slouschz, and Harvey Goldberg, and recent scholarly works from Italy and Israel.
Captain Rabbi Hanania Shafran for his contribution to the halakhic research, which included: Shut Bemareh HaBazak, helek 6, tshuvah 43, Parashat Bo 5770; Makhon Minhat Asher, shanah 8, kovets 16; Shut Dvar Hevron, Orah Hayyim, tshuvah 355; correspondence with Rabbi Yaakov Ariel; interview with Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth; interview with Rabbi Mordekhai Eliyahu, of blessed memory.
We are first introduced to Esther only by way of Mordekhai.
Mordekhai Zer-Kavod, Da'at Mikra -Malakhi (Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1990) p.
The command to not be able to distinguish between Haman and Mordekhai is particularly difficult to understand because it deals with extreme opposites.
Krutikov also bridges high and low culture, paying as much and as careful attention to the works of Mordekhai Spektor and Leon Kobrin as to David Bergelson or David Ignatov.
Simhah, quoted in the Mordekhai to Brakhot 158 and 173; one opinion in the Meiri, Brakhot 48a; Bah to O.