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The Sun Has Set, Get Out Your Gragger, It's Purim

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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 09:26 PM

The days wherein the Jews had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a good day; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

I wish all the Jews of the world a happy Purim.
Take some time to read from the Book Of Esther, and share it with someone else.

For those not familiar with Purim, here's a link to an extensive article at Wikipedia.

Purim (Hebrew: פורים Pûrîm "lots", from Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance from Haman's plot to annihilate all the Jews of the Persian Empire, who had survived the Babylonian captivity, after Persia had conquered Babylonia who in turn had destroyed the First Temple and dispersed the Jewish people; as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. It is characterized by public recitation of the Book of Esther, giving mutual gifts of food and drink, giving charity to the poor, and a celebratory meal (Esther 9:22); other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration.

posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 12:06 PM
The Queen that Esther replaced...she who lost her head for the sake of modesty...Vashti...she was King Nebuchadnezzar's grand-daughter.

I think she got a real bum deal.

[edit on 3/4/2007 by queenannie38]

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