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Purim: (lit. "lots"), the holiday that commemorates the Jews' salvation from Haman's plot to annihilate them.
February 28-March 1, 2018
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.
The Fun Holiday
Purim is the jolliest, most action-packed day of the Jewish year. 2400 years ago, Haman ordered genocide of the Jews. His plan was thwarted by Esther and Mordechai—and we celebrate!
The Persian empire extended over 127 lands, and all the Jews were its subjects . . . Thus starts the miraculous-yet-natural story of Purim . . .
Purim is observed each year on the 14th of Adar, celebrating the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia, as described in the book of Esther.
Step 1 ¼ cup warm milk 2 tbsp. sugar 6.25 oz. active dry yeast Place the milk, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl and let rest for 10 minutes until thick and frothy. Step 2 1¾ cups warm milk 1 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar 1 ¼ cups butter 1 tsp. salt 3 eggs ½ cup sou...
Where Haman hangs and Mordechai muses.
Mystical Gallows
This class is a synopsis of the Chassidic discourse (maamar) the Rebbe delivered in the famous Purim farbrengen (gathering) of 1958. The maamar is based on the teaching of our Sages that when the wicked Haman erected the wooden gallows to hang Mordechai, ...
Why the Megilla is Named After Esther
The megillah is called the Scroll of Esther, emphasizing her role in the miracle of Purim. Explore the special feminine connection to Purim on five levels of understanding.
Different megillah reading days for villagers and city dwellers
A Villager in the Palace
When the Jewish people as a whole dwelt in the Land of Israel, the reading of the Megillah (the Scroll of Esther) on Purim was not necessarily read on the same day for all Jews. In fact, depending on where one lived, there could be a disparity of up to fo...
There's a pattern here, and it could be leading somewhere.
History works in strange, upside-down ways. Especially lately.
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