Turning history upside-down in Ukraine


March 11, 2022

You’re aware of the phrase “history repeating itself” but I want to share a story of how history is being turned upside-down as millions of Ukrainians try to flee the Russian siege of their country. It’s especially appropriate to do so from a Jewish perspective, and especially this month as we celebrate Purim, commemorating the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia, at a time when all Jews were threatened with murder by the evil Haman, a plot that was also turned around.

As recounted in the Book of Esther, rather than the Jewish people being killed, Haman, his relatives, and all who...

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