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Rabbi Gideon Weitzman

Iyyar 27, 5769
Question
Shalom, I want to ask a question about what is known concerning Hadassa (Esther). I heard that she had a child by Nebucadnezar king of Persia. Did Esther ’assimilate’, and what happened with her child, did he become the next king of Persia and ’thus’ never joined the Jews again? It may sound like a strange question, but it runs through my mind. Thank you,
Answer
Shalom U'verachah, She had a child with Achashverosh who became Darius the Second (Daryavesh in Hebrew) who continued the work of Koresh in rebuilding the Second Temple. Kol Tuv
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