There are a only a couple more hours left of Taanit Esther, the Fast of Esther. As per usual, this fast day has seemed to go by v e r y s l o w l y. But as soon as it’s over we’ll be on the verge of all the very exciting celebrations. And when I say Purim celebrations, I mean two things:
Luckily, tonight is also St Patrick’s Day, so you can get a head start on that whole liquor thing. Also, would you like to know more about the Jews of Ireland? You’re welcome.
Pronounced: PUR-im, the Feast of Lots, Origin: Hebrew, a joyous holiday that recounts the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre during the Persian period.