Biblical Holy Day: Purim

Next Biblical holy day, Thursday, March 8, 2011. Purim is observed on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Adar. According to the Book of Esther, the people of Israel were spared from a royal death decree on Purim, after they prayed to YHVH and fasted for three days.

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STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CREATE YOUR OWN SEDER

Blessed are you, Oh Lord our God, King of the universe who has set us apart by your Word and in whose Name we light the Festival Lights. Shehecheyanu: “He Supports Us” Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Shehecheyanu Ve-kee-ya-manu ve-hi-gee-ya-nu Lazaman hazeh Blessed are you, Lord our God, King

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What is Purim?

Purim is a festival that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people living throughout the ancient Persian Empire from a plot by Haman the Agagite to annihilate them, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther). According to the story, Haman cast lots to determine the day upon

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Chanukah and Mashiach

Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‎, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, nowadays usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of

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