Reading the ‘gantze Megillah’


At the Great Neck Synagogue, Dr. Paul Brody and Russel Mendelson each chanted the Megillah. Brody, who taught Mendelson to chant as a North Shore Hebrew Academy student in 2007, holds a “paddle” picturing four modern-day Hamans — Osama bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi, Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein — that he swings when reading the description of the hanging of Haman and his ten sons.