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18 November 2017 - 1 Kislev 5778 - א' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Enjoying the Festival of Purim E-mail

Purim is Judaism’s most dramatic, funfilled holiday. When else can you dress up like a bunny rabbit and eat doughy triangles filled with prunes and poppy seeds?

Purim occurs on 14 Adar. (In certain walled cities like Jerusalem, Shushan Purim is celebrated on 15 Adar.)

The main event is reading the Book of Esther. Set in Persia 2,300 years ago, the Megillah (as it is commonly called) recounts how a seemingly unrelated series of events spun together to save the Jewish people from annihilation. A summary version is as follows:

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