Mordechai the Villain: The Untold Story of Drinking on Purim

The biblical character of Mordechai pimped out his cousin and feigned piety to gain power. So why do we see him as a hero?

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It was two in the morning. Broken wine bottles littered the streets. Boys and men of all ages binged on alcohol. Some were dancing, others singing, but most were stumbling, vomiting, or passed out on the...