What is Purim?

You may have missed it, but we Jews just recently celebrated the holiday known as Purim.  Ironically, Purim is the celebration of the Jewish people prevailing against their enemies — you guessed it — the Iranians (i.e., Persians) over 2,500 years ago.    I suppose that this is part of the “what goes around, comes around” or “some things never change”.   

The Book of Esther or the Megillah is a key document used for the celebration of Purim.  The photo below shows my sons scanning the Megillah that my grandfather gave to my synagogue over 50 years ago.


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