Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Shushan Purim

The tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Shushan (now Hamadan, in Iran)

Who knew there where two competing sites for the honour of being the final resting place of Mordecai and Esther. The one above boasts a tunnel that goes all the way to Jerusalem. Read all the details here.

In a related story an Egyptian cleric has today called an attack against Starbucks, claiming that the woman in the logo of the international chain is Queen Esther, and her presence warrants a boycott of the company throughout the Arab world. Starbucks denies the charges. Read all about it here.


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