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Purim

Definition: Purim is a Jewish holiday, sometimes called Feast of Lots. The Hebrew word Purim means lots.

Drawing or casting lots is similar to rolling a dice. The origin of Purim is from the story about casting lots for the lives of the Jews, from the Book of Esther in the Bible.

Purim is held to celebrate the historic victory and is a day for Jews to remember that evil can be defeated if people of good faith work together.

Celebrated in February or March.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Purim on the Net
A very comprehensive site offering information and resources on Purim.

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