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Purim celebrations begin at Hebrew Home at Riverdale

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2022, 9:15 PM

Updated 826 days ago

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The Hebrew Home at Riverdale celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim Wednesday. 
Purim commemorates the heroic story of Esther in the Bible and how she saved the Jewish people who were to be killed under the leadership of a man named Haman. 
Traditionally the story is told by reading the Megillah in Hebrew, but this year the Hebrew Home at Riverdale read a Kosher English version–possibly only one of two to exist. 
It was written by the scribe Rachel Jackson. The rabbi at the home says with the reading being in English for the first time, more people will be able to take in the weight of the story and know the importance of the celebration. 
During Purim, people usually dress up in costumes to mark the holiday. 
Purim begins Wednesday night and will continue through Thursday. 
There will be a Megillah reading Wednesday night and Thursday morning.


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