Some people consider Purim, like Chanukah, to be a "minor feast," and don't give it much attention. However, Purim was so important to God's people, that it was commanded to be observed throughout time:

Esther 9:26-28 - So they called these days Purim, after the name Pur. Therefore, because of all the words of this letter, what they had seen concerning this matter, and what had happened to them, the Jews established and imposed it upon themselves and their descendants and all who would join them, that without fail they should celebrate these two days every year, according to the written instructions and according to the prescribed time, that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, that these days of Purim should not fail to be observed among the Jews, and that the memory of them should not perish among their descendants.

Purim, like the book of Esther, is one of the more mystical concepts of the Bible. Although Esther is the only book of the Bible not to have "God" mentioned directly, it is loaded with Divine references when one learns the "hidden" meaning to the text.

Some teachings state that Purim is the most important of all the feasts, even more so than Yom Kippur. In fact the proper name for Yom Kippur, Yom haki-PURIM, means "a day like Purim."

There is some excellent information about Purim on the Internet that we highly recommend. Visit these great Purim Links to learn more!



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