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The Jewish holiday observed each year on the 14th of Adar, celebrating the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia, as described in the book of Esther. (Esther 9:18-28) See article.
A holiday, celebrated a month before Passover, commemorating the victory of the Jews over the evil Haman who sought to slay the Jews of ancient Persia. The main ritual of Purim is the recitation in synagogue of the Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of Haman's attack on the Jews. Also, children (and some adults) dress up in costumes, Purim greetings are sent from house to house accompanied by food, and charity is given to the poor. While Jews are required to give charity all year, there is an additional commandment to specifically give charity on Purim. See what Merriam Webster has to say about it.
The festival which marks the miraculous salvation of the Jewish people from the plot of Haman in the years 3404-3405, in Persia.
A holiday (the 14th or 15th of Adar) commemorating the events described in the Book of Esther; seeCh. 49.
Joyous festival in early spring that recalls the Jews' being saved from destruction, as told in the book of Esther. Joyous festival in early spring that recalls the Jews' being saved from destruction, as told in the book of Esther.
(POO-reem) A late-winter festival that celebrates the rescue of the Jews from destruction, as told in the Biblical book of Esther.
Purim Old Testament festival
(Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman
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