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Haman: Jew-hating descendant of Amalek, appointed by King Ahasuerus to be prime minister of the Persian Empire. He plotted to annihilate the Jews, but was thwarted by Mordecai and Esther. At Ahasuerus' behest, he was hanged, as described in the Scroll of Esther which is read every year on Purim.
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The Megillah in Depth, Chapter 6, Part 3
The miraculous events of the dramatic “night of transformation” begin to accelerate. Following suspicion of Haman colluding with his queen to depose of him, Haman arrives at an unearthly hour serving to intensify the king’s paranoid delusions. Haman, usua...
The Megillah in Depth, Chapter 5, Part 5
Thrilled with the special private royal feast he just attended, Haman finally achieves inner satisfaction at achieving the apex of success. But his fanatical anti-Semitism robs him of his happiness. Seeing the Jew Mordechai placidly occupying his parliame...
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The Megillah in Depth, Chapter 5, Part 6
Seeking his wife’s sage, sensitive advice, Haman recounts his many achievements and personal triumphs, emphasising that none of it has any value as long as Persia’s most famous Jew exists – the immediate elimination of the impudent Jewish leader is absolu...
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