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|Daniel Genis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If this were the Purim story, Biden would be King Achashverosh.
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.
Biblica, articles “Esther” and “Purim” (a composite article).
(b) The Feast of Purim occurred a month before the Passover.
And, besides, the four months could precede the Passover just as well as Purim, because the sowing lasted a month or so.
If he thinks this possible, what becomes of his 'positive grounds' for holding that Purim was the date of the hanging?Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
Hence the proverb, "Drunk all the year round, sober at Purim."Yiddish Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for purim
Word Origin for Purim
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].