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What does Purim celebrate?
Purim celebrates a victory over those who sought to bring about the Jew's destruction
When is Purim celebrated?
On the day after the great battle in the Book of Esther, which is on the 14th of Adar (the twelth Jewish month)
What are the 4 requirments of Purim?
1. Reading the Book of Esther out loud
2. Being festive and rejoicing
3. Giving gifts of fruits and nuts
4. Offering gifts to the poor
How many times is the Purim read in the synagogue and when?
Once during the day and once at night
What is the scroll containing the story of Esther called?
What do you do when the name Haman is said and why?
People make noise and stamp their feet to drive out the evil spirit of the name
What happens the day before Purim?
There is the fast of Esther
When is the fast of Esther?
The day before Purim
How long does the fast of Esther last?
From sunrise to sunset
What happens if the fast of Esther comes on Shabbat?
It is moved a day earlier
What does Purim mean?
What is Magillah?
The story of Purim
Who is Esther?
The Jewish Queen
Who is Ahasuerus?
The King of Persia