Many Jews may see Donald Trump as Haman, the genocidal villain of the Purim story. That’s not quite right: He’s a different kind of danger — and a different character, Jay Michaelson writes.
For years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has compared Iran to the biblical Persia, the ancient kingdom where the Jewish people were nearly annihilated through the evil designs of the arch-villain Haman.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin reversed his earlier comparison of President Obama to the biblical villain Haman, saying that Iran — not the president — is comparable to the ancient enemy of the Jews.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, a prominent American-Israeli Orthodox rabbi, compared President Barack Obama to Haman, the villain of the Purim story.
On Purim, we celebrate how a plan to kill Jews ended up with the death of the perpetrator. For Avi Shafran, the holiday demonstrates the beauty of irony.
Every year on this day, Jews and Irish take to drink, curse their enemies and dream of undivided homelands. That’s fine for one day. Tomorrow, let’s sober up.
Two leading American Orthodox bodies rebuked a group of Israeli rabbis who warned of divine retribution against Secretary of State John Kerry.
Right-wing rabbis warned John Kerry that his peacemaking efforts will earn him ‘everlasting disgrace in Jewish history,’ on a level with Nebuchadnezzar, Titus and Haman.
A funny thing happened in my house the other day. And by funny, I mean dismaying and somewhat depressing. My two-year-old daughter came home from preschool talking about a Bad Man. When we hear this Bad Man’s name, she told me with wide-eyed gusto, we make a lot of noise to scare him away.