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Purim never made it big as a holiday compared to St. Patrick's Day because of this comparison; party with green beer, or party with Homantashen.
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When I was a teenager, my mother and I lived in a basement apartment in Forest Hills Toronto which is a predominately Jewish area. In fact, I was the only gentile in my class which was great as I got all the Jewish holidays off as well as my own I became best friends with the daughter of the family who owned the house (we still keep in touch) and I would go to her synagogue every Sat. and she would join me at my Sunday school so I became somewhat informed on Jewish Holidays but I never heard of Purim.
What exactly is it in honour of?
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Purim celebrates the Macabees defeating the evil King Haman
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Purim never made it big as a holiday compared to St. Patrick's Day because of this comparison; party with green beer, or party with Homantashen.
Purim is a holiday very important in my household .We will be in temple for the reading of the Megillah and then partake in a celebration afterward .
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Purim is a holiday very important in my household .We will be in temple for the reading of the Megillah and then partake in a celebration afterward .
It sounds like you are going to "make a big Megillah" out of it

Are you all wearing costumes as well (which is also a tradition for this holiday for those who don't know)?
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Purim celebrates the Macabees defeating the evil King Haman
That's the basics of it, but to understand you'd have to know who the Macabees were, and who Haman was.

He actually wasn't the king, but an (evil) advisor to the king.

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It sounds like you are going to "make a big Megillah" out of it

Are you all wearing costumes as well (which is also a tradition for this holiday for those who don't know)?
Our grandchildren will be in costume .
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That's the basics of it, but to understand you'd have to know who the Macabees were, and who Haman was.

He actually wasn't the king, but an (evil) advisor to the king.

This might help....

Judaism 101: Purim
When I was 9 years old I won 2 prizes for best costume .I dressed as a hobo and won a book of short stories and poetry about Purim and a Megilla scroll both of which I gave to my children when they were 9 years old .
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Happy Purim to you, Henry, Kuki, and everyone else. A long (long) time ago I dressed as Queen Esther along with most of the other girls . I won a skateboard!!
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Happy Purim to you, Henry, Kuki, and everyone else. A long (long) time ago I dressed as Queen Esther along with most of the other girls . I won a skateboard!!
My oldest grandchild will be Queen Esther this year
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My oldest grandchild will be Queen Esther this year
I'm sure she'll be beautiful!
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So Purim is a celebration of Esther and Mordecai saving their people !

I have been a Christian since childhood, so am familiar with the story of Esther. The 101 website did not explain what Purim has to do with the Maccabees?? It only mentions that in connection with Chanukkah.

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Happy Purim to all of my beloved Jewish Cruisemates!

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So Purim is a celebration of Esther and Mordecai saving their people !

I have been a Christian since childhood, so am familiar with the story of Esther. The 101 website did not explain what Purim has to do with the Maccabees?? It only mentions that in connection with Chanukkah.

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You are 100% correct. No Maccabees in that story. Henry was confusing his holidays.

I read (but I guess not really) Henry's short answer and thought I should expand on his explanation.

I am Jewish, but not particularly religious, so honestly don't remember all the various holiday stories all that well. Google can be a useful tool
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not sure if this is said similarly in a Jewish tradition,

may He bless us as we remember our holidays, and every day He gives us.
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You are 100% correct. No Maccabees in that story. Henry was confusing his holidays.

I read (but I guess not really) Henry's short answer and thought I should expand on his explanation.

I am Jewish, but not particularly religious, so honestly don't remember all the various holiday stories all that well. Google can be a useful tool

I was not confusing my holidays . I have been going to Purim services every year for the past 25 years .I merely erred in my description .
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I was not confusing my holidays . I have been going to Purim services every year for the past 25 years .I merely erred in my description .
OK Henry.. you didn't confuse the holidays, only the details. (just kidding around here, so don't take me so seriously please)

Hope you had a wonderful Purim with your family.

Mrs. Kuki is volunteering at the synagogue tomorrow, serving a Purim lunch for seniors. Only a few more years and I'll qualify for the lunch
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We are celebrating Purim tomorrow but eating hamantaschen began a few days ago .My wife made 500 that we are distributing tomorrow to friends and family .

May you and your family have a zissen Purim ,Kuki .
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Hope all my fellow cruisemates had a happy Purim. These past two days have been busy days at work so I am behind in everything. I do think of all the great childhood memories of eating hamantaschen and joining my fellow friends in sunday school as we dressed as Esther, Vashti, Mordechi and Hamman! Even though Purim is not a major holiday, it is always fun to go to a Purim carnival.
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