Did You Know? Countdown to Purim 2009 (03/09)

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

March 09 : Begins @ sundown tonight

Did you know that the holiday of Purim begins on the 13th of Adar with the Fast of Esther? In Hebrew, this fast is known as Ta’anit Esther*. The day-long fast commemorates Esther’s three-day fast before she revealed her true identity to the king and pleaded for her people’s safety.

*Ta’anit Esther is observed today till sundown when Purim officially begins.

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim begins tonight at sundown. It 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.

Visit our Purim celebration for more information and fun!



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