The Story of Purim!
Lovely rhymes and wonderful images relate the story of Purim to young children in a fun and enjoyable fashion.
The holiday of Purim is celebrated every year in the month of Adar, four weeks before Passover. Purim is plural for the word Pur, which means “lot”. It refers to the evil plot of Haman who drew lots to determine the best day to eliminate the Jewish people who lived in the Persian Empire during the days of King Achashverosh.
Purim celebrates the wonderful miracle and the reversal of fortune experienced by the Jews of Persia (Iran). The customs of Purim include hearing the Scroll of Esther (the Megillah) read in the synagogue; gifting foods and delicacies to family friends and neighbours; giving charity to the poor; and eating a festive meal. Another inextricable part of Purim and perhaps the most enjoyable one is the tradition that is primarily but not exclusively carried out by kids: Dressing in a myriad of colourful costumes.
Paperback, 27 pages.