Parashat Tetzave, Parshat Zachor


...two of the king's...guardians...sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. And the matter became known to Mordecai and he told Esther, and Esther spoke to the king in Mordecai's name. Why did King Ahasuerus favor Mordecai? Because when Esther relayed to Ahasuerus the plot to kill him - long before Haman was on the scene