The Yidden (of Shushan) deserved to die simply for enjoying Achashvairosh’s feast [that may actually have been Kosher]. How can this be justified? 1) Eating Not Kosher? 2) Celebrating the death of the rebuilding dream as 70 years had passed? Page 170-1.
The question isn’t why we deserved to die, the question is how did we survive. The answer is Of course a divine miracle, which we can throw off if we choose to. This is what happened then in Shushan, they went to and enjoyed the feast of Achashvairosh. Page 171.
The Yidden threw off the divine protection, by insisting that they could achieve protection through natural means, by being endeared to the non-Jews at that time. And thus they opened themselves up to accidents and Tzuros. Page 171-2.
Life as believers requires the correct balance and combination of 1) Making a Keli, 2) Believing that the Bracha was coming from Hashem. Page 172-3.
The garment of Teva for the Parnassa to rest upon, is not simply a Keli for the Nature of Hashem’s world to give us His bounty, but rather a screen through which He gives us our Parnassa super naturally. Nothing in a Yid’s life is really natural altogether. Page 172-3.
The difficulty in following Mordechai and Torah though his position is so logical. Example from the Rebbe’s position on Israel and the question of land for peace. Page 173-4.
Focus on what’s truly important- the divine help. Page 174.
The priorities described in this Sicha explain the behavior of Esther herself, who went to the king after fasting for three days in a row! Page 174-5.
The Lesson from this Sicha, is to act as is the true nature of a Jew. What matters most is ruchniyus. Page 175-6.