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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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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