The holiday of Purim falls out on the 14th of Adar. It celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from the threat of complete annihilation by Haman and the evil King Achashveirosh.
The story, as recounted in Megilat Esther, took place in the 4th century BCE during the Persian exile. When King Achashveirosh ordered Queen Vashti to be killed for refusing to appear before him, he chose a Jewish girl, Esther, to take her place. Esther, following the advice of Mordechai, refused to divulge...(more