Iranian Threats of Revenge for Mordechai’s ‘Purim Massacre’
Iranian authorities have downgraded the status of the site known as the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai the Jews. They have removed an official sign at the mausoleum, in the city of Hamadan in central Iran, that declared it an official pilgrimage site.
The state-run Iranian news agency Fars hinted that the fate of the site could be much worse. It said Iran has chosen to ignore, for the time being, “the responsibility of Esther and Mordechai for the massacre of 75 thousand Iranians, which the Jews celebrate at Purim.”
They just can’t leave history alone.
Nearly 2000 years ago, Persian Prime Minister Haman, ordered the murder of ALL OF THE JEWS in Persia. QUEEN ESTHER, the QUEEN OF PERSIA, asked the KING OF PERSIA to stop the impending genocide. The KING OF PERSIA said that the best he could do was to allow the Jews to defend themselves when attacked. And so they did, defend themselves.
That is more of the story, excluding the extensive Midrashic and Talmudic commentary.