Esther 1:5, Question 4. Does the number of days this party lasted have significance?

Seven, being the number of days of Creation, is a number representative of the natural order of things (see Zohar III: 31a). Achashverosh’s party represented his supposed mastery of the terrestrial, physical world. Despite his attempts to pepper his party with spiritual items (as we shall see, with G-d’s help in future blog installments), the event nevertheless languished in the banality of the physical.

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