Did You Know? Countdown to Purim 2009 (03/08)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim

March 08 : 01 day till Purim

Did you know that Purim is one of the only Jewish holidays not commanded in the Torah? The holiday can trace its roots to the Talmudic period. The earliest known celebration of Purim was in the 2nd century CE.

Did you know that the Book of Esther is the only holy Jewish book that does not ever mention G-d’s name?

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther. Purim begins at sundown on the 09th of March.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our Purim celebration for our list of Did You Know? Purim facts.



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