- A joyous holiday that takes place in February or March on the 14th of Adar, retelling the story of the Book of Esther.
- Which do they start with- the Purim shpiel or Megillat Esther?
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Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand
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The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Often, people dress up in costumes and have parties.
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