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By Steve Lissner

The Festival of Purim


February 17, 2021

Jews will soon celebrate, on 26 February 2021, the joyous festival of Purim which occurs every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring).

It commemorates the (Divinely orchestrated) salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young, old, infants, and women, in a single day.

The Book of Esther(Megillah) records this holiday. Purim remains unusual because it is the only book of the bible that does not contain the name of G-d. An important message from the story is that G-d oft...

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