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Exploring Judaism: Purim and the Book of Esther

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11 Adar 5781

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Exploring Judaism is a series of "advanced introductions" to major aspects of Judaism, Jewish living, and Jews as a people. It's for adults who are learning about Judaism for the first time, perhaps considering becoming Jewish; and it's for adults who perhaps haven't studied these topics since youth!

This session will focus on the festival of Purim and the biblical book of Esther. Purim is celebrated with costumes, humor, and a reading of the Megillah (scroll) of Esther that includes noise-making whenever the villain Haman (boo!) is mentioned. Esther is a book about: randomness and destiny, anti-Semitism and Jewish self-defense, masking and unmasking; hiding and revealing identity. Esther is both a woman and a young person who finds herself by taking action to save her people.

To participate, click this link on your computer, smartphone, or tabletOr from the Zoom app or website, or by phone number (929) 436-2866, enter meeting ID 553 007 5723 and password 183672. No prior registration is necessary and all are welcome.

For background (not required!), see the Purim page on our website, and we hope you will join us for our celebrations on Thursday, February 25!

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