Special Purims

There are special Purims in Judaism. Besides the main one, the Purim in the book of Esther, there are special Purims in various Jewish communities around the world. Whenever a Jewish community was saved from danger, there was usually a local observance that would imitate the format of Purim. There would be a day of fasting before the day of feasting. They would read the Megillah, or a written scroll that recorded the new experience and retelling the new story. They would also repeat some of the prayers that they would normally recite on the feast day. Altogether, there are over one-hundred special Purims among the various Jewish communities around the world.135

 

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