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Why do you eat hamantaschen on Purim?

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Purim is a Jewish holiday to celebrate the Jewish people being saved from Haman. Around the late 1500s, German Jews dubbed them Hamantaschen, or "Haman's pockets." The play on words likely references the rumor that the evil Haman's pockets were filled with bribe money. Plus, mohn sounds like Haman.
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