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PURIM

PURIMPurim has always been a feast of joy and gladness in Israel.

The feast of Purim (in Hebrew Purim means “casting lots”) is a feastivity celebrated annually on the 14th of the Jewish month of Adar (or the 15th of Adar in the walled cities) in commemoration of the miracle recorded in the book of Esther in which the Jewish people were saved from annihilation under the Persian King Asuerus. In spite of Purim being considered one of the most joyful days of the year, Jews have the obligation of fasting and praying the day before in rememberance of the Persian Jews who fasted and prayed to God that He would save them from imminent destruction and annihilation by Haman and his followers in the army of the Persian empire. In Purim the Meguilat Esther is read (the scroll-book-of Esther).