Esther 2:22, Question 3. Why does Mordechai report the plot specifically to Esther?

  • The Alshich writes that Mordechai reported the plot to Esther because he wanted her to get the credit for this discovery.
  • The Shaar Beis Rabbim notes that this took a tremendous amount of self-sacrifice on Mordechai’s part to getting his wife in the good graces of the king, realizing that he was losing her more with each step she took into Achashverosh’s direction. Her self-sacrifice in reporting it in Mordechai’s name was an equal amount of self-sacrifice, and eventually is what merited their playing a part in the redemption of the Jews.

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