Our Rabbis teach us, ‘Because of Rachel’s modesty, she was worthy of being a forebearer of Saul. And because of Saul’s modesty he was worthy of having Esther as a descendantÓ (ibid. 13b). Regarding Rachel it is written, ‘Rachel, your little daughterÓ (Genesis 29:18)–small in stature. Regarding Saul it is written, ‘He was a head taller than any of his fellowsÓ (1 Samuel 9:2). Esther stood between Rachel and Saul. Therefore she was of average stature.