Purim Celebrations

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Purim Celebrations: The Jewish Holy Day

Introduction The Jewish culture considers its holy day’s as very scared days. The Jewish people are a people of celebration. The entire year long there are many holy days that the Jewish people love to celebrate. Seven of the major Jewish holy days are Shabbat, Purim, Passover, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, and Shavuot. Each holiday has its own customs, presentations, and services that make it different from the other Jewish holidays. Out of these days, Purim is the greatest day of the year. It is not only a day of happiness and merriment, but it also has within it a tremendous opportunity to come close to Hashem. In celebrating Purim it is in the twelfth month, Adar, at sundown on the thirteenth day (Sasson, 2005). It is a fun holiday, full of parties, drinking, and other celebratory observances. People give baskets of food to friends and the needy persons, and drink wine with the loved ones.

Discussion Purim is the holiday that the Jewish nation was saved from Haman's evil decree of annihilation. This is a Rabbinical holiday as it took place thousands of years after the giving of the Torah. What is not exactly known is the strong connection between this glorious holiday and the Torah. The Jews say they have arranged a mass massacre of the Persians in these spring days, Jews celebrate an important Jewish holiday, Purim. It is celebrated for two days: 14th and 15th of the month of Adar on the Jewish calendar, the Gregorian calendar, and a holiday does not have a fixed date. Purim, the Jews claimed as "the most cheerful holiday" and is accompanied by masquerades, plays, and abundant offerings. The history of this celebration is rooted in the 5th century BC. It is dedicated reflected in the Old Testament and the events connected with the deliverance of the Jewish community from…...

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