Originally published 2/26/10, 5:20 pm.
It seems Hazal claim that Achashveirosh [XERXES] was a tippesh - stupid.
I think - v'nahapoch Hu
In the first half of the Megillah the Jews suffer.
In the second half Haman and his allies suffer.
But all the while Achashveirosh is partying along having a merry ol time - and always running with the front-runner. This reminds me of Italy during WWI and WWII, always joining the side that's winning.
Doesn't sound so stupid now, does it?
Have your own v'nahapoch hu this Purim.