March 1993 Newsletter (5753:5)

A Messianic Look at Purim

A Messianic Look at Purim
March 1, 1993

(Adapted from an article by Mark Stover) The Jewish holiday of Purim entails an atmosphere of merriment. Plays called Purimspiels enact the story of the book of Esther. Young Jewish girls participate in Queen Esther beauty pageants. During the plays and at the...

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The Mystery of the Megilla

Facts about Purim

FACT 1: The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates Esther’s and Mordecai’s defeat of Haman’s plot to annihilate the Jews of ancient Persia. FACT 2: Purim derives its name from the fact that Haman cast lots (purim) to determine the most propitious date...

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