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The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.”

The story in a nutshell:

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/645309/jewish/What-Is-Purim.htm

 

ps:This is one of my favorite Jewish/Hebrew Holidays, So Happy Purim to All

 

Why is the holiday named "Purim"?

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/649949/jewish/Why-is-the-holiday-named-Purim.htm

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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The Purim celebration this year begins after nightfall on March 11th, continuing through the 12th.

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Thank you for sharing about the Purim background of events and the present celebration. I had wondered about the facts pertaining to Purim for some time now.

So tonight and tomorrow is the celebration going on in Jewish homes. 

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Happy Purim to All

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Happy Purim!!

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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These days of Purim should never cease to be celebrated by the Jews, nor should the memory of them die out among their descendants."
(Esther 9:28)
 
Happy Purim!
 

Today is the joyous holiday Purim (Feast of Lots)!
 
It is one of the most fun-filled and action-packed days on the Jewish calendar when people dress in costumes, often based on characters from the Book of Esther.

Enjoying festive meals, exchanging mishloach manot (Purim gift baskets) and giving matanot l’evyonim (gifts to the poor) are essential elements of the day.
 
 
The grand event on Purim is listening to the Megillat Esther (Scroll of Esther).

In synagogues all around the world, the entire scroll is publicly read at least twice—once last night and once during the day today.


The heroine of the story is Esther, the beautiful Jewish girl who became queen of Persia some 2,400 years ago.   

The villain of the story, the evil Haman, had plotted the destruction of the Jewish People.

He had no idea, however, that the king's beloved queen was actually a Jewish woman, for her identity was hidden.
 

When Esther's adopted father Mordecai (who was her cousin), discovers Haman's plot, he encourages Esther to go to the king to plead for the lives of her people, saying:

"If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place ...  who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"  (Esther 4:14)

Realizing that she may be killed for entering the king's inner chamber without being summoned, she enters anyway after three days of fasting and prayer.

She courageously intervenes to save her people from certain annihilation.
 

Purim is a holiday that commemorates the salvation and deliverance of the Jewish People.  And its final fulfillment will be with the second coming of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah)!

In fact, the Midrash (ancient Jewish commentary) states that Purim will continue to be celebrated even after the final redemption.
 
 
We are surely in the End of Days, and you can help us bring the saving message of Yeshua to the Jewish People "for such a time as this!"

 

 

"Celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar ... as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor."  (Esther 9:21–22)
 
 
 
Wishing all a Happy Purim
 

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Happy Purim to All

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Joyous Purim!

May God fill you with joy as you

CELEBRATE HIS FAITHFULNESS

 to Israel and in your own life!

 

“Celebrate… the days when the Jews

got relief from their enemies...

when their sorrow was turned into

joy and their mourning into

celebration.”

— Esther 9:21–22

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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The Jews of Iran: 10 Amazing Facts

Just in time for Purim!

https://aish.com/the-jews-of-iran-10-amazing-facts/?

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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A graphic novel of the Purim story, from a Batman comics editor

(JTA) — In 1996, Jordan Gorfinkel launched two series of comics that get at the two sides to his personality and career.

https://www.jta.org/2023/03/03/culture/a-graphic-novel-of-the-purim-story-from-a-batman-comics-editor?

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Happy PURIM! - Esther used by God to expose Haman, painting by Ernest Normand
 
"These days of Purim should never cease to be celebrated by the Jews, nor should the memory of them die out among their descendants."
(Esther 9:28)
 
Happy Purim
 

Today is the joyous holiday Purim (Feast of Lots)!
 
It is one of the most fun-filled and action-packed days on the Jewish calendar when people dress in costumes, often based on characters from the Book of Esther.

Enjoying festive meals, exchanging mishloach manot (Purim gift baskets) and giving matanot l’evyonim (gifts to the poor) are essential elements of the day.
 
 

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A Jewish girl dressed for Purim helps her mother form Purim cookies.
 
The grand event on Purim is listening to the Megillat Esther (Scroll of Esther).

In synagogues all around the world, the entire scroll is publicly read at least twice—once last night and once during the day today.


The heroine of the story is Esther, the beautiful Jewish girl who became queen of Persia some 2,400 years ago.   

The villain of the story, the evil Haman, had plotted the destruction of the Jewish People.

He had no idea, however, that the king's beloved queen was actually a Jewish woman, for her identity was hidden.

 
 
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticapp.icpsc.c
An ultra-Orthodox man reads from the scroll of Esther.


When Esther's adopted father Mordecai (who was her cousin), discovers Haman's plot, he encourages Esther to go to the king to plead for the lives of her people, saying:

"If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place ...  who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"  (Esther 4:14)

Realizing that she may be killed for entering the king's inner chamber without being summoned, she enters anyway after three days of fasting and prayer.

She courageously intervenes to save her people from certain annihilation.
 
 
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticapp.icpsc.c
It is a Biblical tradition to send Purim baskets to family,
friends, and neighbors, as well as give gifts to the poor.


Purim is a holiday that commemorates the salvation and deliverance of the Jewish People.  And its final fulfillment will be with the second coming of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah)!

In fact, the Midrash (ancient Jewish commentary) states that Purim will continue to be celebrated even after the final redemption.

Peter, You Can Make a Difference in Israel this Purim by Sending a Special Purim Gift for the Salvation of the Jewish People. 
 
 
We are surely in the End of Days, and you can help us bring the saving message of Yeshua to the Jewish People "for such a time as this!"
 
Ask the Lord if He wants you to bless Israel
 
 
"Celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar ... as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor."  (Esther 9:21–22)
 
 
 
Wishing you a Happy Purim,
from all of us at Bibles For Israel!

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Sarajevo Jews celebrate a second Purim. For centuries, they weren’t alone.

(JTA) — Starting tonight, many Jews around the world will celebrate Purim in the same ways: by reading the story of the heroic Queen Esther, dressing in festive costumes and drinking alcohol.

https://www.jta.org/2023/03/06/global/sarajevo-jews-celebrate-a-second-purim-for-centuries-they-werent-alone?

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Kyiv Jews celebrate their 2nd wartime Purim with renewed resolve and optimism

KYIV (JTA) — In a historic building in the most industrial part of Podil, the hipster district of Kyiv that once was the heart of the Jewish trading community, a senior and passionate Esther seduces a much younger Ahasuerus. She flirts with the handsome king to the raucous giggling of the audience, which breaks into applause when the Purim shpiel comes to an end.

https://www.jta.org/2023/03/07/global/kyiv-jews-celebrate-their-2nd-wartime-purim-with-renewed-resolve-and-optimism?

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Purim begins Saturday night, March 23, and continues through Sunday, March 24.
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Dear Friend,

It’s been a difficult half-year for the Jewish people. Since the horrible events of Simchat Torah (Oct. 7), we’ve grieved, gritted our teeth and prayed. Our brothers and sisters are still in the midst of war not of their making, and Jews all over are facing rising antisemitism.

And in the middle of it all, comes Purim, the jolly holiday characterized by costumes, feasts, edible gifts, charity, and levity.

How can we celebrate at a time like this?

But then we reconsider: How can we not celebrate at a time like this? As told in the Megillah (which we read after Shabbat on March 23 and again the following day, March 24), the Jews were saved from their diabolical enemy, Haman, after they joined together as one people, rallying around Torah and prayer. And this brought them to salvation, after which “the Jews had light, joy, celebration, and prestige.” We know it happened then, and we know that once again, our unity and our connection to G-d will help us overcome all challenges.

May it happen immediately!

Lechaim!

- Your Friends @ Chabad.org

P.S. Here is an important talk by the Rebbe regarding how to be happy on Purim during challenging times.

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Happy PURIM! - Esther used by God to expose Haman, painting by Ernest Normand
 
 
"These days of Purim should never cease to be celebrated by the Jews, nor should the memory of them die out among their descendants."
(Esther 9:28)
 
 
Happy Purim To All!
 
 
Today is the joyous holiday Purim (Feast of Lots)!
 
It is one of the most fun-filled and action-packed days on the Jewish calendar when people dress in costumes, often based on characters from the Book of Esther.
 
Enjoying festive meals, exchanging mishloach manot (Purim gift baskets) and giving matanot l’evyonim (gifts to the poor) are essential elements of the day.
 
 
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticapp.icpsc.c
A Jewish girl dressed for Purim helps her mother form Purim cookies.
 
The grand event on Purim is listening to the Megillat Esther (Scroll of Esther).

In synagogues all around the world, the entire scroll is publicly read at least twice—once last night and once during the day today.


The heroine of the story is Esther, the beautiful Jewish girl who became queen of Persia some 2,400 years ago.   

The villain of the story, the evil Haman, had plotted the destruction of the Jewish People.

He had no idea, however, that the king's beloved queen was actually a Jewish woman, for her identity was hidden.

 
 
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticapp.icpsc.c
An ultra-Orthodox man reads from the scroll of Esther.


When Esther's adopted father Mordecai (who was her cousin), discovers Haman's plot, he encourages Esther to go to the king to plead for the lives of her people, saying:

"If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place ...  who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"  (Esther 4:14)

Realizing that she may be killed for entering the king's inner chamber without being summoned, she enters anyway after three days of fasting and prayer.

She courageously intervenes to save her people from certain annihilation.
 
 
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticapp.icpsc.c
It is a Biblical tradition to send Purim baskets to family, 
friends, and neighbors, as well as give gifts to the poor.


Purim is a holiday that commemorates the salvation and deliverance of the Jewish People.  And its final fulfillment will be with the second coming of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah)!

In fact, the Midrash (ancient Jewish commentary) states that Purim will continue to be celebrated even after the final redemption.

Peter, You Can Make a Difference in Israel this Purim by Sending a Special Purim Gift for the Salvation of the Jewish People. 
 
We are surely in the End of Days, and you can help us bring the saving message of Yeshua to the Jewish People "for such a time as this!"
 
 
"Celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar ... as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor."  (Esther 9:21–22)

phkrause

By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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