Esther 2:2, Question 3. What does the verse mean that the women found in the contest were to be “for the king?”

According to Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, all of the women found would be “for the king,” and would live an “unnatural, unpleasant existence” remaining in his harem for the rest of their lonely lives even if not chosen for the position of queen.

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