Esther 4:4, Question 4. Why did Esther’s servants have to tell her anything at all?

  • The reason Esther’s servants had to tell her anything at all instead of Esther merely seeing for herself, the Maharal writes, is that Esther’s high level of tznius, modesty, prevented her from even glancing out of windows.
  • Rav Galico adds that Esther’s extreme privacy allowed her to stay aloof of goings-on outside the palace.
  • Yosef Lekach points out that, despite her modesty and privacy, the entire palace knew about Esther’s and Mordechai’s concern for each other, but they did not know the reason for this.
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