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, which literally means “lots,” is the holiday in which Jews commemorate
being saved from persecution in the ancient Persian Empire. According to the ...
Laws, customs, recipes and inspiring videos and articles relating to the Jewish
holiday of Purim.
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.
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 is the joyous celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish people by
Almighty God as told in the Book of Esther.
In the Book of Esther, we read that Purim is a time for "feasting and merrymaking,"
as well as for "sending gifts to one another and presents to the poor" (Esther ...
Many Jewish Americans celebrate Purim on the 14th day of the month of Adar in
the Jewish calendar, which is in February or March in the Gregorian calendar.