Column # 394 March 17, 2023
In the Jewish community Purim is known as the “Jolliest Day of the Year.” Every year it is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). This year Purim began Monday night, March 6 and continued through Tuesday, March 7. So it’s over for this year and, if it wasn’t for the movie titled “The Book of Esther 2013," I would not have learned about this particular day. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jews, young andold, infants and women, in a single day.