Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people
from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient
Learn about the Jewish holiday of Purim, from the Book of Esther. Includes a
recipe for hamentaschen (traditional holiday cookies).
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in
the days of Queen Esther of Persia.
Purim is celebrated with a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the
Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday. Under the
This year, Purim begins at sunset on Wednesday, March 23, and ends on
Thursday evening, March 24. Twice during the holiday, the Book of Esther is read
Purim, which literally means “lots,” is the holiday in which Jews commemorate
being saved from persecution in the ancient Persian Empire. According to the ...
Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm "lots", from the word pur, related to Akkadian pūru)
is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people ...
Purim is the joyous celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish people by
Almighty God as told in the Book of Esther.
Purim commemorates our salvation from Haman. We read Megilat Esther, eat a
festive meal, send mishloach manot to friends and matanot l'evyonim to the poor.
Information and dvrei Torah (words of Torah) for the holiday of Purim.