The Jewish Holiday of "Purim"
3-1-18, This year 2018 Purim began on February 28th and will end on the evening of March 1, 2018. This Jewish holiday commemorates a failed attempt to exterminate the Jews in 4 BC. A short history and outline:
There was a Persian king named Ahasuerus ... he had a new wife, Jewish Queen Esther. There was a wicked man who wanted to annihilate all the Jews; his name was Haman. Esther & her uncle Mordecai outsmarted the wicked Haman and he was hung on the gallows he had built for Mordecai.
Haman's estate was given to Esther and Mordechai was appointed Prime Minister in Haman's stead. But Esther was far from satisfied. Haman was dead, but his evil decree was still in effect. According to Persian law, once a king issues a decree it cannot be rescinded; however the king gave Mordechai and Esther permission to write up a decree that countermanded Haman's edict. The decree granted the Jews permission to defend themselves against their enemies.
On the 13th of Adar began the Jews fighting back. The Jews throughout the Persian Empire mobilized and killed all the enemies who had wanted to kill them and also hung Haman's ten sons. The Jews rested and celebrated on the 15th of Adar.
Mordechai and Esther established a holiday to commemorate these amazing events. Jews worldwide celebrate on the 14th of Adar, while residents of walled cities – like Shushan – celebrate on the 15th of Adar. This holiday, called "Purim," is the most joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar.
More here: https://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/645995/jewish/The-Basic-Purim-Story.htm
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