Esther decides to intercede for the Jews
Mordecai told Esther about Haman’s plot to destroy the Jews. She decided to appeal to the king.
Key passages
Es 4:1–17

Mordecai learned all that had been done and he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes. And he went through the middle of the city and cried out a loud and bitter cry; he went up to the entrance of the gate of the king, for he could not go to the …