Unlike Passover or Yom Kippur, Purim is not one of the holidays we are commanded to observe in the Torah—but we hardly need to be commanded to celebrate this festive reminder of God’s watch-care over the people of Israel!

For some, Purim is a day for practical jokes and noisy, uninhibited fun.

For others, it’s all about the hamantaschen. These delicious, jam-filled, three-cornered pastries not only remind us of how our nemesis, Haman, received his just "desserts," but they just taste so good.

And isn’t it refreshing to have a holiday with a woman hero? What Jewish girl wouldn’t like to be as brave and as beautiful as Queen Esther?

We feel there is more to the holiday than the fun and pageantry we’ve all come to expect on Purim.

The theme of deliverance is obvious, but have you stopped to think about how God used not-so-obvious people and situations over and over, throughout the Book of Esther? God does not always bring about deliverance according to our plans or expectations. The book of Esther is proof of that... and we Jews for Jesus invite you to consider a Messianic perspective, which is:

God has a personal plan of deliverance for you that may also come from an unexpected source.

Check out the resources on this page and we are always available to chat or answer emails.

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Anthony K. Buckner

"Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee,'How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art, Then Sings My Soul, My Savior God To Thee, How Great Thou Art, How Great, Thou Art !" My natural reaction to the story of the book of Esther and the feast, Purin arising from it. God, today as then! He was anonymous yet very active in His redemtive moves. We certainly cannot put God in a box nor limit His readiness, ability and willingness to deliver and save. may He be praised in our hearts and songs today and always.

Charles Garrett

The secret nuclear deal Obama made with Iran is a gallows he built for Netanyahu and Israel. YHWH Elohim will turn it around with Netanyahu speaking to the U.S. Congress and Obama will be hung on his own gallows for making this secret deal with Iran.

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Béke mindekinek, csaba sállón.

Deborah Smith

I'm a person that prays for the Jews. I realize that they are God chosen people an they are a people that have gone threw many things and many wars through out history. Me being a Christian and knowing about the Bible. I have read the wonderful Old Testament that have blessed me to know how God has blessed no only Jews but Christians that have believe in Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God. I'm excited to know that I have been ingrafted in the promises of God, by the blood of Jesus Christ


Love the Kosher Joe videos. :-)

In the year 2001, Purim fell on my birthday. This year, I have a dental appointment on March 5. That's so disheartening.

God bless Jews for Jesus. Hope y'all have a wonderful, fun and meaningful Purim.


Love the vid & the comedy while still being respectful. Great work guys & gals. I will check you out more often:)


Loved it:)


Xerxes is Ahashverosh's son

Aretha Durant

I love the book


I noticed that it is noted keeping Purim is not in the Torah. Why then IS it noted in the Bible? Esther 9:28 - And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed. Why would it be said to be kept in the Bible but not in the Torah?

Matt Sieger

If by "Torah" you mean the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, then the reason is that the book of Esther was not written until about 470 B.C., well after the time the first five books were written. In its narrowest sense, Torah can refer to just the first five books, but it can also refer to the entire Old Testament (the Tanakh).
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