Purim / פורים

Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm "lots", from the word pur, related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).

Purim begins at sundown on Sat, 11 March 2017.

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List of Dates

Purim begins on:

Torah Reading

Torah Portion: Exodus 17:8 - 17:16

1: Exodus 17:8-10
2: Exodus 17:11-13
3: Exodus 17:14-16

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanach
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Purim" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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