The Gemara Yoma (52b) records

והתניא משנגנז ארון נגנזה עמו צנצנת המן - when they buried the aron, they buried the jar of Haman with it.

I understand burying him, but why was he put in the jar in the first place?

  • There's no implication that Haman himself was placed in the jar. The term צנצנת המן only indicates that the jar belonged to him. – DanF Feb 28 '20 at 3:52
  • You don’t keep your hamentashen in a jar?? – Dr. Shmuel Feb 28 '20 at 7:36
  • Previously on PTIJ (some answers there address this question as well): How could the Jews eat Haman?, Parshas Haman, Haman was Basar B'chalav. – DonielF Feb 28 '20 at 14:40
  • See Esther Rabbah intro #7 – Dr. Shmuel Mar 12 '20 at 9:04

I love it when another reader refers to one of my own questions! Thanks, @DonielF!

In my previous PTIJ question, How could the Jews eat Haman, I asked how the Jews were able to eat Haman for 40 years.

So, this explains how Haman stayed fresh for 40 years. He was vaccuum sealed in a jar!

  • I told you, it's the name. You said you're in Brooklyn, right? You should come to Queens sometime, we can enjoy some human tashen together as we ignore Talmud Torah. – DonielF Mar 1 '20 at 15:57

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