Thursday, March 24, 2016

Haman was one rude dude

Seriously, am I the only one who's taken aback by Haman's appearance in the courtyard of the king in the middle of the night?  If I phoned my boss at one o'clock in the morning, I don't think it would go over very well.  Do the rabbinic commentators (meforshim?) have anything to say about this?

And come to think of it, what kind of honor was being shown to Mordechai by having him led through the streets in royal robes and on the king's horse at an hour at which he could barely be seen?


Anonymous Woodrow/Conservadox said...

True if there's no time lapse between the events in Ch. 6 (the king's sleeplessness, then Haman coming in, then Mordecai being honored). That's a plausible reading- but not the only plausible reading. I don't think we have to assume that (especially since the text tells us nothing about Mordecai being woken up in the middle of the night).

Sun Mar 27, 01:49:00 PM 2016  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Good point. We really don't know at what hour Mordechai was led through the streets.

Tue Mar 29, 06:26:00 PM 2016  

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