Purim began sundown, March 13, ends sundown today, March 15.

Of all the joyful holidays in the Jewish calendar, Purim—the Feast of Esther—is a favorite. This two-day holiday gives us the chance to relate to the ancient history of our people in a personal way. And our participation allows an opportunity to reflect on the central theme and reason for the celebration: God’s preservation of His people. For a Messianic look at Purim including articles, stories, recipes, and e-cards go to:

For a glossary of Purim terms (from a non-Messianic site) go to:

A selection of Jewish terms and traditions for all the Jewish holidays are listed there.

To hear a Jewish joke (recommended for Purim) on a non-Messianic site go to: