'As we defeated Haman, we must defeat Ayatollah Khamenei'

Efrat chief rabbi speaks with Arutz Sheva about connection between Purim, nuclear Iran.

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin ,the chief rabbi of Efrat, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the upcoming holiday of Purim and the current threat posed by Iran.

He began by discussing the well-known commandment to drink alcohol and encouraged people to laugh and enjoy themselves, though not at the expense of others.

The Rabbi then turned to the serious issue of the Iranian threat to Israel. The Purim story took place in Persia, now known as Iran. "Just as we overcame the enemy of Persia, in the time of the Megillah, we must overcome our great enemy - Iran. Ayatollah Khamenei, he is a Haman, who has power that's unlimited, who does not believe in a God of life and compassion and peace. But he believes in a Satan of power and subjection and tyranny."

"As we defeated Haman, we must defeat Ayatollah Khamenei," he concluded.