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  • The Almanac

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What It Is:

    As told in the biblical Book of Esther, the Purim story recounts how Haman, the chief minister to King Ahasuerus, plotted to destroy the Jews of Persia. In Shushan, capital of Persia, Haman cast lots (purim) that fixed the date of the Jews' doom to the 13th of Adar....