Purim

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.

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Purim History

How the events chronicled in the Book of Esther inspired a holiday.

Purim Themes and Theology

At its core, this festive holiday grapples with deep and even troubling themes.

Why Some Jews Celebrate Purim One Day Later

Shushan Purim is the day when residents of walled cities, like Jerusalem, observe the holiday.