The holiday of Purim falls on the Hebrew calendar date of Adar 14. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:
2016: March 23-24
2017: March 9&12. (The fast of Esther falls on Thursday while Purim is observed on Sunday).
Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus holiday observances begin at sunset of the first secular date listed (with the Purim Night Megillah reading taking place that evening), and the holiday concludes at nightfall the following day.
Yes, funerals are permitted on Purim. You should share good news.
Chabad.org Staff mychabad.org
March 5, 2015
Are funerals permitted on Purim?
March 3, 2015
And Netanyahu is giving his speech to congress? Interesting?
March 1, 2015
Does anyone realize that P.M. Netanyahu is coming to the U.S. to plea for his people against Iran (the evil Haman) on the week of Purim? Is that God or what?
It's not what!!!!!
September 6, 2014
I'll be Miranda sings for Purim. BTW Esther's real name is Hadasah
February 22, 2013
We need more Queen Esthers today. How righteous and inspiring the women of the
January 23, 2013
Re 2013 Purim
In 2013 we read the megillah Saturday evening, February 23, and Sunday night, February 24. Check out this link for a handy printable guide
Mrs. Chana Benjaminson mychabad.org
January 23, 2013
What night do we read the megilla, this year in America
December 15, 2012
For such a time as this
Praise God for Esther, and her courage saved the Jewish people from that wicked Haman. God can use anyone to do his will and see that the Messiah would come as promised. Satan has been trying to hinder the plan of God, but through his providence God had this great woman of God in the kingdom for such a time as this. May we be like her today, and see that Israel is saved from all of their enemies.
March 7, 2012
Let us not forget that since the time of Esther, the Persians have been trying to kill the Jews. And what do we call the Persians today... the Iranians. May G-d preserve us all.