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Did You Know? Countdown to Purim (02/21)

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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

Feb 21 : 06 days till Purim

Did you know that Book of Esther retells the story of Purim, when the Jewish people were spared from a death decree by the King of Persia’s evil advisor, Haman?

The Book of Esther is traditionally written upon a scroll, known as “Megillat Esther“. The megillah is read twice during the holiday — once at night, and once the next morning. Purim, like all Jewish holidays, runs for approximately 25 hours, beginning at sunset.

Did you know that the expression “the whole megillah” comes from the holiday of Purim?

On Purim, the story of Esther is read from a scroll known as a megillah. The whole megillah must be read twice on Purim, once at night and once the following morning

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is a time of noisemakers, costumes and tasty 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 Saturday the 27th of February.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow.

(February 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  UN International Mother Language Day

Sunday, February 21st, 2010


UN International Mother Language Day
Join member states of the United Nations in raising awareness among all people about the enduring value of maintaining and celebrating their own mother tongue.

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