“So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordechai. Then the wrath of the king abated.” – Megillat Esther 7:10
Dr. Tamar Kadari, Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, shares a Purim midrash about the tree on which Haman hanged.
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Tamar Kadari is a senior lecturer for Midrash and Aggadah at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. She received her PhD in Midrashic literature from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at The University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, Dr. Kadari received a grant from the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) to head a research group preparing a critical edition of Song of Songs Rabbah. Her research interests include biblical women in the eyes of the rabbis, aesthetics and beauty in rabbinic literature and literary readings of midrash. Dr. Kadari is also a sculptor whose work has been exhibited in galleries in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.