These Gemara teachings focus on the story of Purim. They feature an in-depth study of the Talmudic expositions of our Sages on the verses of the biblical Scroll of Esther.
The Fifty-Fourth Episode of the study of Masechet Megillah, is on the end of Page 16 b. “GREATEST HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS,” features a Purim-Hero inspired focus on profiling greatness, specifically zeroing in on what virtue, matters most?
The Scroll of Esther states; Mordechai HaYehudi’s unique weave of political power and saintly scholarship ~ was supported by [only a] majority of his brethren. This prompts an exploration of what achievement is considered greatest of all.
Our quest will lead us into a surprising discovery of what pursuit and accomplishment is Jewishly considered to be the most virtuous and important!
Ultimately, this comes back to reframe our perspective on Mordechai HaYehudi’s unusual style of leadership and enables us to understand why not everybody appreciated his unparalleled synergy of politics, scholarship, and saintly stewardship!
Episode 54 of this continuing Talmud study-series of Masechet Megillah, Chapter One is sponsored by Marla Krybus and Family in the merit of her mother Freidel bat Yosef, and in the hope that we are all strengthened in our Yiddishkiet by this Torah study.