Purim and the Surprisingly United Nation
"There is one nation," Haman declared to King Ahasuerus, "scattered and dispersed between the nations . . . if it pleases the King, let it be written that they be annihilated." The wicked Haman wished to capitalize on (what he perceived to be) the Jews' lack of unity, a byproduct of their global dispersion.
How wrong he was. The Jewish People united in prayer and resolve, and a miraculous victory soon followed. To this day, we celebrate Purim by strengthening Jewish unity -- charity to the poor, food gifts to friends, and large celebratory feasts. (There are more Purim and pre-Purim observances. Check them out in our Purim guide.)
We may live on different continents and speak different languages, but as Jews, we are one -- one G-d and one Torah.
In that spirit, we offer you Purim in:
Many languages. One message.
L'chaim (that’s a universal word...)!
Happy Purim to you and yours!