Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim
Mar 14 : 05 days till Purim
Did you know that Purim is one of the most joyous holidays in the Jewish religion?
So joyous, in fact, that the rabbis have actually commanded adults to get drunk on the holiday of Purim.
Indeed, Jewish law commands that Purim revelers get so intoxicated that they can’t tell the difference between the names of the hero of the Purim story, Mordechai, and its villain, Haman.
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 March 19, 2011.
We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow.