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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Yom Shabbat, 1 Heshvan 5778

Purim (Lots): On Purim we commemorate Queen Esther's role in saving the Jews of Persia from Haman's plot to kill them. We celebrate by reading the Megillah (scroll) of Esther and by giving gifts of food to friends and those who are less fortunate. At Congregation Shaarey Zedek, on the Sunday nearest Purim we host a Purim Carnival for our younger members to enjoy. We also host a community-wide Purimshpiel, with cast members coming from our congregation as well as our sister congregation in Lansing, Kehillat Israel.

 

 


Resources from the URJ to enhance your celebration of Purim

  

History of Purim

 
 
 

 

Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther

in Purim
Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim. Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the King's prime minister, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia.…