Image: Tomb of Esther and Mordecai
Arutz Sheva is reporting that Iranian students are threatening to tear down the tomb of Esther and Mordecai located in the city of Hamadan as a retaliation for “alleged Israeli plans to damage the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.”
Iranians believe that Esther and Mordecai were responsible for the massacre of 75 thousand Iranians in a single day, an event which the Jews celebrate at Purim. According to Iranians “the annual Jewish festival of Purim is celebrated by Jews to commemorate this ‘Iranian Holocaust.’”
Read the story by clicking here. The news report contains a video (with commercials) showing the tomb of Esther and Mordecai.
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Northern Baptist Seminary
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