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According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus /Achashverosh (presumed to be Artaxerxes I of Persia, "Artakhsher" in Old Persian ), planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his cousin and adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther.
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- Purim - OU.ORG www
Basic and advanced topics relating to Purim, - OU.ORG, its meaning and observance. The most complete information source on Purim on the web, from the Orthodox Union.
- Complete Chabad.org's Virtual Purim Megasite www
Complete Purim website featuring Purim story, Virtual Purim Megasite, costume contest, games, how-to, Megillah text and commentary, multimedia, kids section, recipes and beginner and advanced study. Chabad.org's Virtual Purim Megasite.
- Purim Purim at Ohr Somayach www
Purim story, Ohr Somayach, insights, laws and customs, humor and stories. Purim at Ohr Somayach.
- Online Halacha of Purim www
Online audio files on the Halacha (Halakha), Purim, Jewish laws and customs, of Halacha of Purim.
- Choose Cyber Greetings from Mimi's Cyber Kitchen www
Choose from three types, Greetings from Mimi's Cyber Kitchen, and a customized message. Cyber Greetings from Mimi's Cyber Kitchen.
- Halakhoth, Midrash Purim Page - (Sepharadim customs) www
Halakhoth, Purim Page - (Sepharadim customs), laws and customs of Purim. Midrash Purim Page - (Sepharadim customs).
- Sermons Purim Sounds and Classes of Torah Audio of 613.org www
Sermons and lectures, Sounds and Classes of Torah Audio of 613.org, megillah reading. Over 30 hours of material. Purim Sounds and Classes of Torah Audio of 613.org.
- Facts, Purim On The Web www
Facts, The Web, Jokes, and shopping. Purim On The Web.
- Complete Book of Esther www
Complete English translation. Book of Esther.
- Purim Jacob Richman's Humor Pages - Purim www
Purim jokes, Richman's Humor Pages - Purim, and light humor. Jacob Richman's Humor Pages - Purim.
- Covering Purim Articles by Eliezer Segal www
Covering a variety of Purim topics. Purim Articles by Eliezer Segal.
- Variety Purim Recipes www
Variety of cookies, Recipes, hamentaschen, pastries and dishes. Purim Recipes.
- Free Happy Purim Greeting Cards www
Free online greeting cards from 123Greetings. Purim Greeting Cards.com. Happy Purim Greeting Cards.
- Blessing, Akhlah: The Festival of Purim www
Blessing, The Festival of Purim, purim play and traditions. Akhlah: The Festival of Purim.
- Essays Torah from Dixie Purim section www
Essays on Purim. Torah from Dixie Purim section.
- Information Project Genesis: Purim www
Information and dvrei Torah (words of Torah) for the holiday of Purim. Project Genesis: Purim.
- Index Purim Articles www
Index page with articles about Purim from the Jewish Holiday Consumer Newspaper. Purim Articles.
- Learn Megillah Trope www
Learn to lain the megillah. Trope. In WAV, Real and MP3 formats. Megillah Trope.
- The Purim - The Jewish Outreach Institute www
The story of Purim, The Jewish Outreach Institute, essay on "Why isn't God mentioned in the Purim story?" and Hamantashen recipe. Purim - The Jewish Outreach Institute.
- Free Animated Purim Cards www
Free animated Purim greeting cards from the wildlife and environment site, Purim Cards, Care2.com. Animated Purim Cards.
- Recipe Purim Recipes Index www
Recipe archives from the Jewish Food Mailing List. Purim Recipes Index.
- Collected Purim Journal of the VBM www
Collected articles on different aspects of Purim, Journal of the VBM, from the Yeshivat Har Etzion Virtual Beit Midrash. Level: advanced Purim Journal of the VBM.
- Teaching Purim Educational Resource by JFI www
Teaching units for Educators. Educational Resource by JFI. By the Jewish Agency for Israel. Purim Educational Resource by JFI.
- Discusses Judaism 101: Purim www
Discusses the Jewish holiday of Purim, 101: Purim, from the Book of Esther. Includes a recipe for hamentaschen (holiday cookies). Judaism 101: Purim.
- By Celebrate the Holiday of Purim www
By Jewish Appleseed. the Holiday of Purim. Articles and ideas. Celebrate the Holiday of Purim.
- Send Purim with Aish! www
Send greeting cards, with Aish!, activities for kids, songs, jokes, recipes, true stories, and How-To Guide. From Aish HaTorah Purim with Aish!.
- Offering Royal Purim Baskets www
Offering eight designs in Purim gift baskets. Royal Purim Baskets.
- Online Yom Tov - Classes on the Jewish Holidays www
Online collection of articles on the Yomim tovim, Tov - Classes on the Jewish Holidays, directed by Rabbi Yehudah Prero. Graphical listing of the holidays. By Torah.org. Yom Tov - Classes on the Jewish Holidays.
- Jewish Jewish Holidays by Mazornet www
Jewish holidays, Holidays by Mazornet, celebrations, customs, and traditions. From Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur to Purim, Passover, and Shavuot. Features a calendar with Hebrew and Gregorian dates for the coming year. Jewish Holidays by Mazornet.
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