The Palace intrigue continues with Mordecai being honored for his loyalty, and Haman is hanged. The Jews are allowed to defend themselves against their enemies, and Mordecai is promoted. The Jews successfully defend themselves, and the Festival of Purim is established to commemorate the event. Mordecai becomes the prime minister. One wonders why this book was not called, “Mordecai.”

Read Esther 6:1 – 10:3

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