Megilat Esther

God's "Absence" from the Book of Ester

Achashverosh. Slightly less than two hundred times do we meet "the king" in the Book of Ester. A king of flesh and blood, one of "three who ruled with an iron hand" (Megillah 11:1) The King of the Universe, on the other hand, is not mentioned even once.

Rabbi Shimon Klein | Adar, 5754