Esther 6:8, Question 1. Why does Haman not repeat the request for the crown after he first mentions it?

ח יָבִיאוּ לְבוּשׁ מַלְכוּת אֲשֶׁר לָבַשׁבּוֹ הַמֶּלֶךְ וְסוּס אֲשֶׁר רָכַב עָלָיו הַמֶּלֶךְ וַאֲשֶׁר נִתַּן כֶּתֶר מַלְכוּת בְּרֹאשׁוֹ

8. “Bring clothes of kingship that the king wears and the horse upon which rides the king and that which the crown of kingship is placed on his/its head.

  • According to Rashi and Alshich, Haman does not repeat the request for the crown after he first mentions it because he astutely noticed that Achashverosh’s demeanor indicated displeasure with the original mention of his crown.
  • R’ Dovid Feinstein writes that Haman was deliberately vague about the crown because he didn’t want it to appear that he wanted it.
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