Skip to content

Purim 2017

March 11, 2017

The dates for Purim 2017 are Sunday, March 12th and Monday, March 13th, 2017.

Purim begins at sunset today, Saturday, March 11 and ends at sunset Monday, March 13.

Purim celebrates the victory of the Jews over those who would try to oppress or kill them. It is one of the most enjoyable festivals on the calendar, celebrated by reading the Book of Esther, during which people will boo, howl, hoot and shake noisemakers whenever Haman’s name is mentioned.

Many homes, synagogues and Jews celebrate by putting on plays and dressing up as one of the characters, especially Esther, Mordecai, and Haman. Dressing up symbolizes the way Esther’s true identity was hidden until Esther put on her royal clothing and revealed herself to King Ahasuerus. Food is an important part of the festival as well and many send baskets filled with two kinds of food and drink to each other. Others will give money to the needy or to charities they support. Purim is such a popular holiday that it will continue to be celebrated after the Messiah comes (Midrash Mishlei 9).

Link To Full Essay: Purim Post

Blog Links To Full Menus
Link to the Dress Rehearsals Menu: Dress Rehearsals Menu
Link to the Yahweh’s Daytimer Menu: Yahweh’s Daytimer Menu

Advertisements
Leave a Comment

Your Comments are Welcome and Encouraged

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: