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Megillah 17

In today’s Daf Yomi page, every hero needs a good villain

December 29, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi page, Megillah 17, reminds us that a story’s not a story unless it has a hero and a villain: For every Harry Potter, there must be a Voldemort, and for every Esther there must be a Haman. Why do we love to love our bad guys? Listen and find out.

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