Purim Today: 2/28-3/1
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Purim started this evening, the holiday that originated in the Book of Esther. I follow the custom of the Jewish people by reading the whole book of Esther on this day every year (as is done for the other festal scrolls on other holidays: Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Ruth).

For some reason, the some have taken this holiday as the license to get drunk (the one day a year this wouldn’t be a sin the logic goes).

And, it’s such a common practice, one Rabbi posted “There is no mitzvah to get drunk on Purim,” at least a hundred times.

(Even with 90’s internet-era looking, gaudy, flashing letters)

So, celebrate God’s deliverance, be reminded of Esther’s self-sacrifice and Mordecai’s cunning, but don’t get drunk.

News Reporter
From Madison, Wisconsin. B.A. Biblical Studies: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. M.Div. Student at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario.

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