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Purim: May That Which Is Hidden, Be Revealed

Purim: Feast of Lots – For Such A Time As This
Purim 2015 (5776, celebrated on the 14th of Adar) begins in the evening of Wednesday, March 4 and ends in the evening of Thursday, March 5. 1,304 more words


Two Jewish Musicals in Honor of Purim

Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates when Jews defended themselves against attempted genocide in Ancient Persia. A bureaucrat in Ancient Persia wanted to murder all the Jews in the kingdom, because they wouldn’t bow to him. 264 more words


Purim Same'ach! Happy Purim!

Enough of all the gloom and doom and politics and propaganda. Purim is here and it’s time to celebrate!

The festival began at sundown this evening  when we went to shul and heard the *Megillah being read, with the ra’ashanim (greggers) of various sorts – from toy gun caps to bells, whistles, rattling keys, even phone ringtones! 413 more words

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Menuch (Rest) - The Season of Purim 2015

Purim begins at sundown on March 4th till sundown on March 6th

Holiday Readings: Book of Ester, Exodus 17:8-16, 32:11, 34:1-10; Isaiah 55:6-5:8; Psalms 3:3; Hebrew 11… 822 more words

Our role in the story

I’ll never forget the moment I learned that amazing line from the book of Esther.  I was in Talmud class at JTS Rabbinical School, and (surprise!) my classmates and I were struggling to stay focused.   620 more words

Fifty Shades of Anti-Semitism: Talking with Our Children About Purim

When my children were in Kindergarten they learned about the story of Esther in preparation for Purim. Five years ago, at the Purim Seudah… 528 more words