Purim: Laws & Customs

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Rabbinical Assembly
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An explanation of Purim, its traditions and observances, from the perspective of Conservative Judaism. Lucas notes that, although Purim is a minor holiday, it is "nevertheless one of the high points of the festival cycle for Jews all over the world," and that Jews embrace the holiday, not only as an occasion to retell the story of Purim, but also as their own story that Jews are continually reliving. According to Lucas, Purim is unusual in that it is not a story of God enacting miracles, but of God working "through and within history." Click on the link to read Lucas's discussion.
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Religion, Purim, Holidays, Rabbinical Assembly, Conservative Judaism, United States, Canada
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