In this beautiful animated interpretation of the Purim story, at the crowning of King Achashverosh, the crowd announces (as soon as the crown is put upon his head):
"And he will rise upon the throne of Persia - a Jewish boy."
They repeat this several times over, starting at around 7:00 minutes.
I was very confused. I have never heard of a midrash that says Achashverosh was Jewish. I mean, it could make sense since his grandfather Koresh was very benevolent to the Jewish People; maybe Koresh converted to Judaism sometime and married a Jewish woman, and had Achashverosh's mother (Atossa) through her? All the other midrashim featured in the video I was familiar with, but not this one. This left me scratching my head.
Perhaps it is supposed to be a prophetic voice that says Daryavesh will be the next king. Daryavesh, according to some opinions, was the son of Achashverosh and Esther, making him Jewish. But I am still very confused.
Perhaps I am mishearing and they are saying something completely different in the video. That would be embarrassing for sure!