Megillat Esther is a story of what to do when God leaves it up to us. Since that is the case nearly all of the time, it is a very important story indeed. For even at times when Israel benefited from the greatest amount of prophecy, we should be aware that the vast majority of outcomes were still not revealed. All the more so, when we are without prophecy.
In short, doubt is really an intrinsic part of the human condition, only waived on very rare occasions. And yet – among other things – Megillat Esther is teaching us the very simple but fundamental lesson that far from stopping us from acting, doubt should only make us act even more.
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