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Adult Education - The Real (Adult) Story of Purim

Sunday, March 1, 2020 5 Adar 5780

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

It is Purim, the time of costumes, children’s carnivals and the reading of the Magillah. It is a happy holiday and traditionally the original Jewish gift giving holiday. However, is there a darker side hidden in all the noisy merrymaking? What could possibly be hidden in a holiday based on a text which begins with a six month party and then gets down to the serious drinking, resulting in a king banishing his queen into exile? Is Purim the embodiment the classic definition of a Jewish Holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat? If so, why did we turn it into a children’s holiday?

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