Purim begins Sunset, 7 March 2012 - Adar 14th 5772 – nightfall, 8th March and ends sunset 9th March 2012
is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the
Jews from their enemies in the biblical Book of Esther. Purim is
celebrated on the fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which
usually falls sometime in February or March. Purim is such a popular
holiday that the ancient rabbis declared that it alone would continue to
be celebrated after the Messiah comes (Midrash Mishlei 9). All other
holidays will not be celebrated in the messianic days.
The most important Purim custom is reading the Purim Story from the Scroll of Esther, also called the Megillah. Jews usually attend synagogue for this special reading. Plymouth Synagogue Congregation will read the Megillah after sunset March 8th.
Haman (the villain's) name is mentioned people will boo, howl, hoot
and shake noisemakers (groggers) to express their dislike of him.
Hearing the Megillah reading is a commandment that applies to both
women and men.
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