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Crash Course on Purim

A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

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Published: March 13, 2011

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Visitor Comments: 22

(21) S, March 13, 2014 7:52 AM

Good hopeful message that whenever things look gloomy, there is always hope. With prayer and unity we are strong

(20) Lew White, February 21, 2013 5:02 PM

A small detail about Mordechai

Est 2:7 tells us Hadassah was the daughter of Mordechai's uncle, making her his cousin, not his uncle. Great study brother!

(19) Dianne Cubell, February 19, 2013 7:31 PM

Exceeded expectation!

Was drawn to this experience today through a dear friend and her email....simply a verse from Book of Esther. As I read the verse, I quested for reading the Book of Esther... which reminded me of Hamentashen and Purim, Finding this website, opens a recommitment of faith for me. and fresh understanding.

(18) Bobette, March 23, 2011 5:11 PM


Good history, well organized and easy listening. Thank you for a very clear "Crash Course on Purim."

(17) Rachel, March 20, 2011 8:29 PM

Another not-so-accurate fact

Taanis Esther, the fast of Esther, wasn't a fast the Jews called before battle. It was a fast of repentance, of Teshuva, to help overturn Haman's decree. The Jews fasted before Esther went into the King's palace, not before doing battle.

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