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Published by M.L. Cailingold in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Moses Gaster.
The Physical Object
Pagination62p. :
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16723166M

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  The Basic Purim Story A Fateful Party. It all began in Ancient Persia in the fourth century BCE. The Holy Temple that had stood in Jerusalem The Beauty Contest. The king immediately liked her, and Esther became the new Queen of Persia When Ahasuerus’s wrath Mordechai to the Rescue. Shortly. THE STORY OF PURIM THE PARTY IT ALL BEGAN LONG AGO IN SHUSHAN, THE CAPITAL OF ANCIENT PERSIA IN THE 4TH CENTURY BCE. Three years after King Achashveros ascended the Persian throne, he celebrated by throwing a grand party for all his subjects. Achashveros commanded his wife Vashti s to attend the party and dance for his guests, but she refused.   The Story of Purim In the biblical story of Purim, Haman is an inept, egotistical, and deeply anti-Semitic advisor to the King of Persia. After he becomes angered by a Author: Talia Jane. Purim (Heb. פּוּרִים) is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.. The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his.

  Rabbi Benjamin Blech in his book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jewish History and Culture” said this about Joseph Stalin: “Before his own death, Stalin had grand plans to murder tens of thousands of Jewish intellectuals and doctors—a plan only averted by Stalin’s sudden death on Purim . Our Purim story comes from the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which can be found in the Writings (Ketuvim) section of our Jewish Bible, or Tanach. Long ago, in a land far, far away, in a place called Shushan, of the famed empire of Persia, there lived a king, . The book purports to explain how the feast of Purim came to be celebrated by the Jews. Esther, the beautiful Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus (), and her cousin Mordecai persuade the king to retract an order for the general annihilation of Jews throughout the empire. The massacre had been plotted by the king’s chief minister, Haman, and the date decided by casting lots (purim).   To mark Purim, Jews read the entire Book of Esther in a public congregational setting twice, once on Purim night and again on Purim : Dov Fischer.

Purim, (Hebrew: “Lots”) English Feast of Lots, a joyous Jewish festival commemorating the survival of the Jews who, in the 5th century bce, were marked for death by their Persian rulers. The story is related in the biblical Book of Esther. The Story of Purim: The Book of Esther Abridged Version In the third year of his reign, the King of Persia, Ahashverosh (also known as Ahasuerus and Ahashuerus) decided to have a feast. It was on the seventh day of these festivities that the King summoned his queen, Vashti, to appear before him and demonstrate her beauty for the King’s officials. Learn the Purim Story in four minutes with this funny, sassy animated version of the Book of Esther - condensed and hipped up for the modern student or famil.   Purim is a holiday marked by joyous activities. We dress up in our favorite costumes, share gifts of food with friends, give charity to those in need, have a festive meal with family and friends, and read a story (PJ Library’s favorite activity) – specifically, the story of Queen Esther – together.