Achashveirosh aggressively sets a Miss Persia Beauty Pageant into motion, and the winner will… become Queen of the Empire! Yet strangely, nobody seems to be volunteering to compete. The Talmud clarifies with a juxtaposition of a somewhat similar – yet entirely different scenario regarding King David and highlights the profound difference between the modern mega-ruler and the uncontested Prince of Jewish monarchy. Next off, we begin to analyse the unusual way Mordechai, the righteous Purim hero is first introduced to us. Fascinating historical backgrounds and generational greatness all come into play in decoding the Megillah’s messaging!