We use the words of others all the time. Sometimes, it’s in a constructive way that facilitates a conversation and deepens understanding. Other times, we use half quotes, decontextualized statements, or far reaching paraphrases that obscure meaning and lead to misunderstanding. This can happen even amongst well-intentioned people. One of the most enduring lessons of the Megillah (the book of Esther) is about why the constructive use of others’ words matters so much—and can even bring redemption. (5782)