The Book of Esther is a cautionary tale of money in politics
Haman’s money speaks louder than his reason for wanting to kill the Jews. Nothing has changed.
Jews around the world will gather this weekend for the Purim tradition of reading the biblical Book of Esther. Despite the book’s antiquity and its often-farcical tone, there could not be a more relevant text for our time. At its core, Esther is a cautionary tale about money’s corrosive effect on politics.
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