Monday, March 13, 2006
Purim. Homicide bombing. Two approaches to life. Where do people line up? The left and their fascist Muslim proxies go insane with hatred at the sight of happy people enjoying life. You've got to know Purim to know what a joy it is to be among Israelis. And to know Muslims in the midst of Purim is to see starkly the horror that is Islamic life. Love and life or hatred and murder. Somehow, like everything else, the Left manages to to get it exactly wrong. Who would want to be with Left monsters? It's long past time that we openly despise the Leftists among us. They deserve nothing of our affections. And who cares? It's Purim. I'm going to celebrate.
By Hillel Fendel
The upcoming holiday of Purim is a particularly joyous time for the Jewish People. Many Jews pray that now, just as then, we will again see a Purim-like miracle turning evil plans upside-down...
The very festive holiday of Purim begins as today's fast ends, this evening (Monday) at sundown, and will last until the onset of the Sabbath on Tuesday evening. In Jerusalem, Purim begins Tuesday evening and ends at sundown on Wednesday. In some areas it is celebrated on both days.
The holiday of Purim commemorates the events described in the Book of Esther. In short, the anti-Semitic Haman, Grand Vizier of the Persian Empire, plots to destroy the Jews of the empire's 127 countries, but a series of Divinely-contrived events foils the plot and allows the Jews to rise up and defeat their enemies.
Celebrating the miraculous salvation of the Jews, the thwarting of Haman's genocidal plot, and the return of the Jews to a nationally-united, Torah way of life, Purim has traditionally symbolized the victory of the Jewish people over anti-Semitic tyranny and assimilation. As such, Purim is a happy, carnival-like holiday.
More at Arutz Sheva: hAPPY pURIM!