The Story of Purim

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by BernardRichards, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. The Story of Purim

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    Info: A short glimpse into the story of purim...very summarized...just a "gist"....(Courtesy of my friend Raquelita120)


    Today February 28, 2010 Purim is celebrated.
     
  2. No chance in the Urim and Thummim, generally translated as "lights and perfections" or "revelation and truth."


    You do then understand why I brought up the history b4?
    Essau/Amalek/Agag/Hamman -

    I suspect that the "Holy Roman Empire" inclusive of Charlemagne and the
    6 previous risings of it being the reich of Germany
    ... I suspect a seventh rising will happen in less than 10 years.
     
  3. I have no idea what will happen in the future, but if you like this stuff you may find these video series interesting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBTo5FFGsYw by Dovid Krafchow author of Kabbalistic Tarot
     
  4. meh
     
  5. Hey, I tried to be helpful, but the future isn't really my thing. I am still having a great deal of difficulty with the present. :)
     
  6. The meaning or symbolism of Purim is to protest evil vigorously because if not society will become corrupt and in the end holocausts will occur.

    "He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." (Leonardo da Vinci)
    "He&#65279; who passively accepts evil is as much involved in&#65279; it as he who&#65279; helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
    "The fear&#65279; of the Lord is to hate evil...." (Proverbs 8:13)
    "You&#65279; who love the Lord hate evil...."&#65279; (Psalm 97:10)
    "Thou shalt blot out the&#65279; remembrance of Amalek (Nazis and their like) from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it." (Deuteronomy 25:19)


    Many if not most of my posts in the P&R forum as the regular participants know have to do with the exposure of evil.
     
  7. Queen Esther, Far Away And Long Ago 1/5

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    Info: Mysteries Of The Bible - Queen Esther, Far Away And Long Ago.

    Purim (Hebrew: &#1508;&#1493;&#1512;&#1497;&#1501;, meaning "lots", related to Akkadian p&#363;ru) is a festival that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people of the ancient Persian Empire from Haman's plot to annihilate them, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther). According to the story, Haman cast lots to determine the day upon which to exterminate the Jews.
    Purim is celebrated annually according to the Hebrew calendar on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar (Adar II in leap years), the day following the victory of the Jews over their enemies; as with all Jewish holidays, Purim begins at sundown on the previous secular day. Purim is characterized by public recitation of the Book of Esther, giving mutual gifts of food and drink, giving charity to the poor, and a celebratory meal; other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes - especially those of Purim heroes, and public celebration.

    Jewish exiles from the Kingdom of Judah who had been living in the Babylonian captivity (6th Century BCE) found themselves under Persian rule after Babylonia was in turn conquered by the Persian Empire. According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus (Artaxerxes II), planned to kill all the Jews in the Empire, but his plans were foiled by Esther (Persian: Asturya), the Jewish queen. Mordecai, a palace official, uncle and foster parent of Esther, subsequently replaced Haman. The Jews were delivered from being the victims of an evil decree against them and were instead allowed by the King to destroy Haman's supporters, and the day after the battle was designated as a day of feasting and rejoicing.
    Though the Book of Esther had been a controversial scroll during the Late Judean Kingdom and the first centuries of the common era, it has become popular during the middle ages, when racial hatred and inquisition were pushing European Jews to the edge of survival, away from their homeland. It has also become a book of hope in the dark times of World War II, when another villain partially succeeded where Haman had previously failed. Though it tells of the survival of the Jews, Esther's story holds a message to all peoples. A message of moral responsibiliy, a statement against hatred and bigotry, whoever its victims may be, whether in Queen Esther's time or our own.
     
  8. Queen Esther, Far Away And Long Ago 2/5

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    Comment: The Women's Liberation Movement starts here (2,500 years ago) with Queen Vashti. :)
     
  9. Queen Esther, Far Away And Long Ago 3/5

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  10. Queen Esther, Far Away And Long Ago 4/5

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    #10     Feb 28, 2010