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February 13, 2013 | 8:40 am
March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pmWhen the Jews of ancient Persia celebrated their unlikely salvation from Haman with gifts of food to each other, they probably didn't go for the tropical-themed basket with gummy fish, rock candy and dried papaya, wrapped in a sweep of turquoise cellophane.
Clearly, the holiday...