New Beverly Hills mayor John Mirisch compares "Sacramento politicians" to the villain in the Jewish holiday of Purim and leads the crowd in using noisemakers to blot out those words (Starts at 70 min). Mirisch opposes state housing interventions https://t.co/ImqnRYEQoy pic.twitter.com/v99wIXnIPi
— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) March 21, 2019
On Purim, the mayor of Beverly Hills, John Mirisch, has declared “Sacramento politicians” who want to upzone Beverly Hills to be the new Haman to be blot out (by noisemakers). From Wikipedia:
Haman (Hebrew: המן Hâmân; also known as Haman the Agagite or Haman the evil) is the main antagonist in the Book of Esther, who, according to the Hebrew Bible, was a vizier in the Persian empire under King Ahasuerus, traditionally identified as Xerxes I (died 465 BCE). As his name indicates, Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of the Amalekites, a people who were wiped out in certain areas by King Saul and David. …
The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the story of the deliverance of the Jews and the defeat of Haman.
75,000 followers of Haman were killed.
On that day, the Book of Esther is read publicly and much noise and tumult is raised at every mention of Haman′s name. A type of ratchet noisemaker called in Hebrew a ra’ashan (רעשן) (in Yiddish: “grogger” or “hamandreyer”) is used to express disdain for Haman.
Mayor Mirisch said:
“Some of the bills coming from the state legislature are a war on single family housing, which “Sacramento politicians” [spins noisemaker] consider to be inherently racist and immoral. Effectively, they are attempting to use the affordable housing crisis to eliminate single-family zoning.”