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Esther and Mordecai, Represents Jewish Heritage

Esther and Mordecai were two influential Jews of the Achaemenid court, and it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in Iran.
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Introduction to Esther and Mordecai

During the reign of the fourth Achaemenid king, Xerxes, and Queen Vashti, Jews infiltrated the Persian court, interfering in many of the country’s decisions. Esther and Mordecai were two secret and influential Jews of the Achaemenid court. Mordecai, after entering and infiltrating the court of Xerxes, the Achaemenid king, also introduces his nephew, Hades, or the same, Esther, into the court with a clever trick, and Esther, by deceit, assumes the position of queen .

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Jewish Heritage, Hamedan travel attraction

Tomb of Esther and Mordecai

Inside the city of Hamedan, there is a historical monument and shrine of a religious minority, which is respected by this religious minority. The tomb of Esther and Mordecai is a pilgrimage and respectable place for the Jewish people, and on the other hand, it is considered a valuable historical work. A historical and spectacular building made of stone and brick on a building belonging to the 3rd century. There are two tombs of  in the center of this building, which are covered with two exquisite and old wooden boxes.



The salvation of the Jewish

Haman, the prime minister of the Achaemenids, became aware of the growing expansion and influence of the Jews, and finally realized the Mordecai being a spy, and informed the king, made Xerxes king pessimistic about the Jews, and ordered their massacre. Meanwhile, Mordecai learned of this and told Esther of the incident to prevent this massacre. Eventually, he dissuades Xerxes from this order and saves the Jews from slaughter. Finally, in a formidable conspiracy, Haman, along with a group of his children and family members, and several Persian tribesmen are murdered in Susa, the capital of the Achaemenid state. After Haman was killed, Mordecai becomes Xerxes ‘minister, and the two Jews take power at Xerxes’ court. That’s why these two are cherished by the Jews.

The salvation of the Jewish

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