Purim is an unusual holiday in many respects. First, Esther is the only biblical book in which God is not mentioned. Second, Purim, like Chanukah, is viewed as a minor festival according to Jewish custom, but has been elevated to a major holiday as a result of the Jewish historical experience. Over the centuries, Haman has come to symbolize every anti-Semite in every land where Jews were oppressed. The significance of Purim lies not so much in how it began, but in what it has become: a thankful and joyous affirmation of Jewish survival.
Purim at BKB
The holiday of Purim is celebrated by the reading of the megillah which is typically a rowdy affair, punctuated by costumes and booing and noise-making when Haman’s name is read aloud. Please check the BKB calendar for when BKB will celebrate Purim.