Esther 9:29, Question 6. Why is this document called a letter?

Due to the fact that the verse calls this document a “letter,” the Halacha (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 690:17) states that, during both of the public readings of Megillas Esther on Purim, there is a custom for the reader to spread out the scroll as one would a letter, and roll it back up again before reciting the concluding blessings.

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