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Ballroom Blitz: Genius or Idiot?

The Talmud on the Megillah, Lesson 11

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Ballroom Blitz: Genius or Idiot? : The Talmud on the Megillah, Lesson 11

King Achashverosh tried to dazzle his guests with someone else’s clothes, and how he sought to curry favor with his own high society. A careful analysis of his iconoclastic political strategies has our Sages divided: some seeing a “crazy as a fox” brilliant operator, while others saw a totally incompetent fool who just got lucky! We conclude with a penetrating look into what sins the Jewish people committed to warrant such harsh punishment.
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Talmud, Scroll of Esther, Tractate Megilla

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