Haman’s Grandchildren/Keturah’s Children

Question

is it true that the ten grandsons of haman that got together in bnei brak?

1. where is story recorded? is it true after mordechais win she was metgayer and married an ehrlich man in beni brak? what is the source for this medrash?

2. how many kids did ketura have and what names and countries were they? also, is it true that the gifts of the far east ie nemerology and astrology and yoga and chinese medicine were given by avraham to ketura when he had to send her away. which were the specific gifts of the far east he gave her, and where is the source of this medrash?

, 4 months

Answers

  1. The source that the grandchildren of Haman learned Torah in Bnei Brak is the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Gittin 57. How did they end up learning Torah in Bnei Brak? It is clear that one of Haman’s children must have converted and his children were the ones learning Torah. But there is no indication in the Talmud as to how it happened.

    The first verse in chapter twenty-five of Genesis delineates Abraham’s children who he had together with Keturah. They are: Zimran, Yokshan, Madan, Midyan, Yishbak and Shuach. Verse six, ibid, narrates that Abraham sent them away with gifts “eastward to the land of the east,” which is presumably Asia. The Midrash Rabbah teaches that the gifts that Abraham gave them were spiritual incantations.

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