Esther 9:30, Question 1. Why is this document sent to so many places?

30. And he sent books to all of the Yehudim to the 127 states of the kingdom of Achashverosh – words of peace and truth.

  • R’ Moshe Dovid Valle writes that this document was sent to so many places to fulfill the mitzva of persumei nisa (“publicizing a miracle”).
  • Furthermore, as Dena Pishra points out, every Jewish community needed to receive this letter in order for everyone to respect other communities’ Purim as a minor festival.

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