COMMENTARY: Haman may have been the first, but wasn’t the last


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(RNS) The biblical book of Esther is the source of the Purim holiday, which starts this year at sunset on Feb. 27 with synagogue readings, and continues the next day with carnivals, costume parties, and holiday foods. It’s not exactly the Jewish version of Mardi Gras, or even Halloween, but close. Purim commemorates the deliverance […]

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