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Orthodox Judaism/Esther's marriage and the wilderness tabernacle


Ok I have two unrelated questions.

1) What happened to the wilderness tabernacle that was erected by Moses?

2)If Jews are not permitted to practice interfaith marriage, why was Esther permitted to marry Artxerxes who was a Zoroastrian?

Hi Marcus,

1) Whatever was usable in the new Temple that Solomon built was used there, the rest was put in storage or buried.  The Arc for example was put in the new Temple as described in the beginning of the book of Kings.

2) Esther was considered forced into the marriage and a woman who is forced is not considered to be violating any prohibition.

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