Haman: The Role of the Villain

“For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction.” — Esther 9:24

Most of us are familiar with the book of Esther which recounts the events that took place in Persia 2,300 years ago. Typically, studies about this book focus on Esther, a Jew who became the queen of Persia and prevented the genocide of her people. However, in this month’s Limmud, we will learn about the holiday Purim and concentrate on Haman, the villain of the story.

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