Saturday, February 17, 2018

Vashti's Persian insult

DR. GEOFFERY HERMAN: Ahasuerus, the Son of a Stable-Master (
Vashti insults Ahasuerus by calling him “the son of my father’s stable master” (b. Megillah 12b). Persian sources, including the story of King Ardashir I, shed light on the origin and significance of this calumny.[
A reminder that Purim is coming soon.

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