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The most popular Purim food is a cookie-like treat called Hamentaschen, meaning "Haman's pockets." This is a reference to the money Haman paid King Xerxes so that he could slaughter the Jews. In Hebrew the same treats are called Oznei Haman, meaning "Haman's ears." Tradition says that Haman had strange, twisted ears, and these cookies remind us of our defeated enemy.