Shemot (Exodus) 16:35 says:
ובני ישראל אכלו את המן ארבעים שנה
The children of Israel ate Haman for 40 years
- Even though there is a commandment to destroy Amalek, and Haman was an Amelekite, there is also a prohibition of eating human flesh as humans aren't kosher. Was Haman an exception? Was he kosher, or if not, why were they allowed to eat Haman despite his not being kosher?
- They ate Haman for 40 years. The Torah says that the population of males over 20 was around 600 thousand, and that remained fairly constant throughout the 40 years in the desert. If you factor the children and women, there area a lot more than that number. How large was Haman that he was able to be sufficient food for so many people for 40 years? How did he become so large?