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Why did Haman want to kill
all the Jews if only Mordechai didn’t bow to him?
A leader includes all the
people and as the Midrash says ראש הדור הוא ככל
Consequently, the word מלך is composed of the same letters as כלם since he includes everyone. This is just as the Rambam
states that a king is לב כל קהל ישראל.
We see this with our leader
Moshe who was also a king.
R’ Chaim Volozhiner
teaches us that Moshe includes all 600,000 נשמות
Indeed, משה forms an acronym for מקור של הנשמות. Therefore, Moshe brings Torah of 600,000
letters as each letter corresponds to a Jew and he includes all Jews.
This is alluded to in משה עבד
י-ה-ו-ה, Moshe servant of
Hashem, as it is the initials עמי. Similarly, this is the
meaning in Rashi who states Moshe was שקול כנגד
For this reason, ממכון שבתו השגיח, from his dwelling place
he oversees, contain the initials משה as he includes everyone.
In light of the above we have a novel explanation in שש מאות אלף רגלי העם אשר אנכי בקרבו as Moshe is in each of
Our original question is now
answered as Mordechai not bowing is just a manifestation of the rest of Klal
Yisrael since he is the leader thereby including everyone.
Rabbi Alt merited to learn under the tutelage of R’ Mordechai Friedlander
Ztz”l for close to five years. He received Semicha from R’ Zalman Nechemia
Goldberg. Rabbi Alt has written on numerous topics for various websites and
publications. He lives with his wife and family in a suburb of Yerushalayim
where he studies, writes and teaches. The author is passionate about teaching
Jews of all levels of observance.
Tehillim 33:14. When one is
walking down a staircase, the head follows the body in its descent. Similarly,
the leader is the head and the nation is the body. Accordingly, if the nation
sins, the leader also takes a step down. This is just as we see in our Parsha that
when the sin of the Eigel was committed, Hashem told Mosheלך רד to which Rashi says רד מגדולתך, go down from your
greatness (See also R’ Tzadok Hkohen in Divrei Sofrim 24).
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