Now that the holiday of Purim has safely past, many find themselves suffering from a hangover. There are those who are suffering from this hangover in a literal sense — too much drink, too much food, just too much. Well, a long nap and an analgesic to soothe the stomach and a cold compress for the headache will eventually provide relief for this type of post-Purim hangover.
But I feel that there is a deeper, more persistent and much more painful hangover that descends upon us after Purim. And those hangovers come from the realization that, though one Haman was vanquished many centuries ago, there were and are many others ready to take his place.