Esther 2:5, Question 3. Why does the verse stress that Mordechai was in Shushan?

Maharal points out that the verse says Mordechai was in Shushan even before the story of the Jews’ being threatened with extinction even begins. The reason for this, he continues, was that H-Shem always prepares the cure before the advent of the ailment (Talmud, Megillah 13b). Therefore, H-Shem placed Mordechai in Shushan to prepare for the saving of the Jews before it was even necessary.

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