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Esther’s Fast: Rules, Meaning, What Is Esther’s Fast & How To Do It

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by Aleph Beta

“The King and Haman have just issued a decree to wipe out all of the JewsMordechai informs Esther about the decree and tells her that she must go to the King and beg for his mercy for her people. The thing is, walking into the King’s court unannounced is no simple task,…it can be grounds for execution.

 

In order to build up her confidence and strength, Esther asks the Jewish people to fast for three days and nights on her behalf…

 

These three days of fasting were a national rallying cry for salvation. The whole nation was united behind Esther, and God indeed answered their prayers.

 

But…there’s another side to the story…