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Forward march

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The Me’iri explains that the reason the Mishnah forbids reading the Megillah in reverse order (from the end part back to the beginning) is that only when one reads the story forwards does one gain an appreciation for how the individual events came together to form the magnificent Divinely-woven tapestry we call Megillas Esther. Only when we read the Megillah forwards do we see the Divine Hand properly, and only then does the Megillas Esther take on its real role of being megaleh the hester (revealing the hidden).

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