Purim

June 20, 2006

the holiday which commemorates the Salvation of the Jewish Community in the Kingdom of Achashverosh, which included basically the entire world, after the destruction of the First Temple and before the building of the Second, from the genocidal plans of the wicked Haman. Haman wanted to kill all the Jews, children and adults, in one day, the thirteenth of Adar. However, “Pride goeth before a fall,” and his devilish plan wound up on his own head, as he and his ten sons spent the holiday swinging from the gallows that Haman had prepared for Mordechai.