Category Archives: Purim

A Duck Dynasty Purim!

Tweet The 2014 Purim celebration begins on Saturday night March 15 and continues through the 16th. On the holiday of Purim, Jews listen to a reading of Megillat Esther, send gifts of food to friends and neighbors, donate to the poor, attend a festive meal where we make a l’chaim—“Genocide averted, let’s eat!”—and frequently wear […]

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Purim: The Non-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Tweet Today is the Fast of Purim which commemorates Esther’s three days of fasting in preparation for her meeting with King Ahasuerus. It’s an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia.

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Purim: A Non Progressive Jewish Holiday

Tweet Today the Jewish people celebrate the holiday of Purim. It’s an old and familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia. That Genocide Thing. Again. Most of the Jews in this multicultural Persian kingdom have been enlightened to the point where […]

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The Joy of Purim, 2012

Tweet Now, let’s step into a time machine and witness the joy of Purim in Tel Aviv, 1932:

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Purim for Catholics

Tweet Today is the Fast Of Purim. And tonight we read the Book of Esther. Once upon a time, in the ancient Persian kingdom, there arose a government bureaucrat named Haman, a power-hungry Jew-hater who used the machinery of big government to contrive a genocide of the Jewish people. He told King Achashverosh that the […]

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Happy Purim, 2011

Tweet Maayan Ariel says: “Happy Purim to all our friends and relatives.” And here’s a Purim song from The Maccabeats:

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The Old New Genocidal Persian Threat

Tweet Today is Ta’anit Esther, the Fast of Esther. And tonight begins the joyous holiday of Purim where we read Megillat Esther, The Scroll of Esther, the story of the rescue of the Persian Jewish community from genocide. History is a wheel, a giant wheel that slowly turns, revealing historical patterns that should, by now, […]

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