What the flip?
Today, the 23rd of Sivan, is the date on which Haman’s decree against the Jews was flipped – “ונהפוך הוא” – and Mordechai’s decree in favor of the Jews was sent out (Esther 8:9).
In a beautiful depiction of that story, the 3rd century synagogue of Dura Europos on the Euphrates illustrates Haman’s plans of self-aggrandizement being flipped into his humiliation:
Haman took the garb and the horse and arrayed Mordecai and paraded him through the city square; and he proclaimed before him: “This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor!”Esther 6:8
Some hold that this is a good day (Segulah) to pray for evils and tragic situations to “flip out” into a better outcome. By gollie, we need some serious flipping out now, so please pray!
Image is from Wikimedia Commons, text from Sefaria.org