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 Wed, 23 March 2016.

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List of Dates

Purim begins on:

Recommended Books

JPS Commentary on Esther
JPS Commentary on Esther
by Adele Berlin
Five Megilloth and Jonah
Five Megilloth and Jonah
by H. L. Ginsberg
Megillat Esther
Megillat Esther
by J. T. Waldman
The Story of Esther: A Purim Tale
The Story of Esther
by Eric A. Kimmel

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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
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