Purim / פּוּרִים

Purim (Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm "lots", from the word פור pur, also called the Festival of Lots) is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).

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Dates for Purim

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Purim 2021 14 Adar 5781
Purim 2022 14 Adar II 5782
Purim 2023 14 Adar 5783
Purim 2024 14 Adar II 5784
Purim 2025 14 Adar 5785
Purim 2026 14 Adar 5786
Purim 2027 14 Adar II 5787
Purim 2028 14 Adar 5788


Purim / פּוּרִים

Torah Portion: Exodus 17:8-16

  1. 1: Exodus 17:8-10 · 3 p’sukim
  2. 2: Exodus 17:11-13 · 3 p’sukim
  3. 3: Exodus 17:14-16 · 3 p’sukim


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Purim" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books (paid links)
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