Esther 1:4, Question 4. Why does the verse use the singular term “yom” (“day”) when it would seem to be more appropriate to use the plural term “yamim” (“days”) to describe 180 days?

According to the Sfas Emes, the use of the singular “yom” instead of the plural is evidence for the Midrashic opinion that each day of the feast had a unique, singular theme wholly different from each other.

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