Sunday, March 04, 2007

Happy Purim!

Yesterday night marked the beginning of the holiday of Purim. The family went to synoguage were we had a boisterously good time with dancing, food, and many games, which is traditional for the celebration of Purim.

The story of Purim, contained in the Scroll of Esther, retells the story of an evil Persian man, Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jewish people. Some things never change. There always seems to be a ready supply of evil Persians:

Perhaps in the future there will be a Purim Amhadinejad, where his name is blotted out like that of Haman.

For an excellent retelling of the Story of Purim, see The Aish website Purim section.

Purim follows the standard Jewish holiday framework:

1. Someone tried to kills us

2. They didn't succeed (typically due to divine intervention).

3. Let's Eat.

Happy Purim!

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