February 23, 2007

COMMENTARY: And Now, the Rest of the Purim Story

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Purim, the merriest of Jewish holidays, begins this year at sundown on March 3. In Hebrew, Purim means “lots” or “dice,” and it is based on the biblical book of Esther. Esther’s 10 brief chapters tell a chilling story of intrigue, drama and royal politics, recounting the downfall of […]

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