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Happy Purim!
מגילת אסתר | 3/16/14 | Me, Myself & I

Posted on 03/16/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by EinNYC

Chag Someach!


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: purim

1 posted on 03/16/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Happy Purim!


2 posted on 03/16/2014 6:09:53 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: EinNYC

I don’t understand what you are saying, so I will just say Happy Purim.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 6:11:55 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: EinNYC

My favorite cookies!


4 posted on 03/16/2014 6:19:21 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Yorlik803

Purim is the celebration held to observe when the Jewish people were saved as described in the Book of Esther.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 6:22:32 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Ahhhhhh
Then have a real great Happy Purim. And pass the cookies.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 6:25:12 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.

The Book of Esther

The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his daughter. Esther was taken to the house of Ahasuerus, King of Persia, to become part of his harem. King Ahasuerus loved Esther more than his other women and made Esther queen, but the king did not know that Esther was a Jew, because Mordecai told her not to reveal her identity.

The villain of the story is Haman, an arrogant, egotistical advisor to the king. Haman hated Mordecai because Mordecai refused to bow down to Haman, so Haman plotted to destroy the Jewish people. In a speech that is all too familiar to Jews, Haman told the king, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your realm. Their laws are different from those of every other people’s, and they do not observe the king’s laws; therefore it is not befitting the king to tolerate them.” Esther 3:8. The king gave the fate of the Jewish people to Haman, to do as he pleased to them. Haman planned to exterminate all of the Jews.

Mordecai persuaded Esther to speak to the king on behalf of the Jewish people. This was a dangerous thing for Esther to do, because anyone who came into the king’s presence without being summoned could be put to death, and she had not been summoned. Esther fasted for three days to prepare herself, then went into the king. He welcomed her. Later, she told him of Haman’s plot against her people. The Jewish people were saved, and Haman and his ten sons were hanged on the gallows that had been prepared for Mordecai.

The book of Esther is unusual in that it is the only book of the Bible that does not contain the name of G-d. In fact, it includes virtually no reference to G-d. Mordecai makes a vague reference to the fact that the Jews will be saved by someone else, if not by Esther, but that is the closest the book comes to mentioning G-d. Thus, one important message that can be gained from the story is that G-d often works in ways that are not apparent, in ways that appear to be chance, coincidence or ordinary good luck.

http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday9.htm

Esther 4:14

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” — English Standard Version (ESV)


7 posted on 03/16/2014 6:32:13 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: EinNYC
mmmmmm... Hamantash, poppy seed are my favorite
8 posted on 03/16/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: EinNYC

Same backatcha - I love Esther!


9 posted on 03/16/2014 7:03:40 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: EinNYC

That was my favorite holiday as a child.

Very happy Purim to you too.


10 posted on 03/16/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge; their humans can't stop crying)
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To: EinNYC

I’m in Jerusalem right now and was in the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem a couple hours ago. There were a lot of adults and kids dressed in costumes celebrating Purim. It looked like Halloween.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 8:14:59 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: EinNYC

12 posted on 03/16/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
Full Movie Queen Ester - One Night With The King
13 posted on 03/16/2014 8:35:06 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: EinNYC

Happy Purim!


14 posted on 03/16/2014 8:37:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EinNYC

Purim, sorta like Halloween and St Patrick’s day combined.
Fireworks, costumes, booze....


15 posted on 03/16/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: fella

There is also *The Book of Ester* on Netflix for those who subscribe.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Bobalu
Well, some of the celebratory techniques might be similar (costumes, booze for the fellas, not the ladies) but the reason for the celebration is quite different. The Book of Esther (Megillas Esther) tells the tale of the evil grand vizier of Persia, one Haman, who seeks to annihilate all the Jews of the 127 provinces, "from Hodu to Cush". He pays the not-that-bright king, Ahasueros, $2,250,000,000 (in talents of silver) for the privilege of doing away with all the Jews in the kingdom. Little does the evil Haman (may his name be erased) know that the beloved consort of the king, Queen Esther, is a Jew. She is the replacement wife of the king, for Haman counseled the king to behead his first wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear before the then-drunken king and his drunken buddies stark naked. Esther hears of the kill-all-the-Jews plot and conveys it to Mordechai, who raised the orphan Esther. He tells her that THIS is the reason why G-d placed her in the palace and tells her to invite the king and Haman to a banquet. This invitation mystifies the king but he wants to attend because Esther promises to reveal, at last, her origins, which she has hidden before now. At the banquet, she reveals that her life is in danger. Who would dare to threaten the beloved queen??? asks Ahasueros. She points to Haman. Ahasueros storms out into the garden while the unctuous Haman tries to assuage her. He falls over her reclining on her couch (that's how they dined in ancient times) just as Ahasueros comes back in. You would assault the queen even in my house???? Haman is now doomed and hung on the very gallows he had built for Mordechai, who he hated for not being willing to bow down to him. Mordechai and Esther are given the enormous estate and wealth of Haman and Mordechai is given the king's signet ring to authenticate a new proclamation he hastens to write and send out to all the 127 provinces: the Jews are allowed to defend themselves against the edict sent out by Haman previously authorizing the annihilation of every Jew in the kingdom. The Jews do exactly that, but conspicuously leave the spoils unclaimed.

Purim is proclaimed as a holiday to be celebrated forever, in every generation.

We listen to the reading of the Megillah twice; by night and by day. We dress up in costumes (this year, I am the Purriminator, in deference to my 2 kittehs), the men are allowed to drink to a bit of excess, normally not countenanced, we donate charity to the poor of our community, and we sit down to a wondrous feast of a meal.

17 posted on 03/16/2014 10:35:53 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC; Tamar1973; onyx; JudyinCanada; Yehuda; left that other site; Eleutheria5; Nachum; ...

18 posted on 03/16/2014 11:42:07 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Don’t forget about Little Purim aka Purim Katan.
http://unitedwithisrael.org/soviet-jews-saved-from-stalins-genocidal-plans-on-purim/


19 posted on 03/16/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; EinNYC; onyx; JudyinCanada
Baruch HaShem for Stalin's Death.

What a Miracle that was.

Though Leftists won't admit it.

20 posted on 03/16/2014 12:20:50 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
Happy Purim!http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JbFnKqezPF8/UyWhia7QubI/AAAAAAABjW0/E-XogU7vV10/s1600/Kotel+on+Purim+5774.jpg

 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m833YAWAZDk/UyI3IqW160I/AAAAAAABjTM/GrlLAGOpNrY/s1600/Purim+Appeal.jpg

 

 

 

21 posted on 03/16/2014 12:38:33 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: KC_Lion

Escaping a madman – inspiring documentary to debut
‘Trapped in Hitler’s Hell’ featured at Understanding the Times conference

http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/escaping-a-madman-inspiring-documentary-to-debut/


22 posted on 03/16/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Nachum; Jack Hydrazine
Jack, that you for that Link regarding Hitler's Hell, it was most informative and poignant.

Nachum, I had to do a Double Take, why is that Guy in Red Dressed like Spiderman? (-‸ლ)

23 posted on 03/16/2014 12:41:57 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Sioux-san
Same backatcha - I love Esther!

Speak for yourself.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 12:46:11 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

Hoodat- you made me laugh out loud - thank you !!!


25 posted on 03/16/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thank You, Jack.

I didn’t know that story about Stalin(may his name be erased too!).

What a Blessing that story is!


26 posted on 03/16/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: fella

Thank you for the link. I watched it twice!


27 posted on 03/16/2014 5:26:41 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: KC_Lion

Love those pork-filled Purim sticks, aka Spring Rolls.

The Gefilte Fish ones are awesome, slighty warmed with Fava Beans and a fine Red Chianti. Cheh, cheh, cheh!


28 posted on 03/16/2014 6:53:41 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Lol!

I think they are Chicken, it got that pic off a Korean-Tutor site who's owner is Jewish. (and a Freeper) :)

29 posted on 03/16/2014 7:00:12 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

To #23 and why is Spiderman praying at the Western Wall.

Well, he’s not really Spiderman but due to a bump on his head a while back, he subconsciously thought he was and changed his real name from Schneiderman to Spiderman.

Happens to Jewish dyslexics a lot. In fact, it happened to Sen. Chuck Schumer who was hit on the head as a kid and merged both his names into SCHMUCK.

PS Check out the letters in both names and see what you come up with: Schmuck, Smuck, SCUM, SUE, scrum, Rum, MeChuck, UChuck, huckser...


30 posted on 03/16/2014 7:02:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: EinNYC

Hamantaschen:

Apricot, cherry, apple, prune, poppy-seeds, pineapple, raspberry, now even strawberry.

Waiting for Blueberry, raisin and grape.

I’ll never give them up for Lent!


31 posted on 03/16/2014 7:05:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

And his name rhymes with PUTZ!


32 posted on 03/16/2014 7:08:03 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

#29: I know that Korean-Tutor site owner, Kim Cheesberger. Used to own a restaurant in downtown Seoul called “Jewish Seoul Food”. Had a sister who was an attorney. Her name was “Sue”.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 7:08:35 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: EinNYC

34 posted on 03/16/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; GeronL
Her First Name Was Sue and was an Attorney.

Her Last name wasn't "Mi" was it?

35 posted on 03/16/2014 7:23:48 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

There actually were two sisters, both lawyers. Named Sue Mi and Sue Yu.

They also founded another law firm for women called “SueShe”.


36 posted on 03/16/2014 8:58:20 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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