Purim and the Drunken Savagery of Cheering a Hanging

Hang them high! Boo the Haman family. Adobe Stock

It was a celebration. The crowd swelled with Jew and gentile alike. Everyone had come to cheer the death of ten men who had plotted against the Jewish people. The King had granted the Jews an extra day to round up all their enemies which included all ten sons of the genocidal-hungry Haman.

As the crowd surged forward, booing and hissing, drunk on anticipation, a loud crack…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store