- a Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman.
Origin of Purim
Examples from the Web for purim
We fasted for Yom Kippur, read from the Megillah for Purim, and said bruchas over every meal.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison
May 11, 2014
If this were the Purim story, Biden would be King Achashverosh.Biden's AIPAC Pandering
March 5, 2013
Liberal Judaism has sadly been guilty of Pediatric Judaism for a long time, and not just on Purim.
He chides us liberals for not taking Purim seriously enough, for relegating it to “a play date for the kids.”
And if you want to take Purim seriously, as I do, neither should you.
The origin of the Jewish feast and fast of Purim is still obscure.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
The smacks pained, and the words "'Purim' presents" gnawed at my brain.
Nevertheless, he does not forget to send the teacher a "Purim" present.
"She doesn't seem to be satisfied with the 'Purim' present," I thought.
Mottel replied: "Have you forgotten it will soon be 'Purim'?"
- a Jewish holiday celebrated on Adar 14, in February or March, and in Adar Sheni in leap years, to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the massacre planned for them by Haman (Esther 9)
Word Origin and History for purim
Jewish festival on the 14th of Adar (in commemoration of the defeat of Haman's plot), late 14c., from Hebrew purim, literally "lots" (plural of pur), identified with haggoral "the lot" (Esther iii:7, ix:24), perhaps from Akkadian puru "stone, urn," "which itself is prob. a loan word from Sumeric bur" [Klein].