The Hebrew celebration of Purim begins at sundown sometime around March or April. Each year Jewish observances fall on different days, because our Hebrew brother and sisters do not follow our western Gregorian calendar. Purim celebrates the bravery and wisdom of a simple Jewish girl, Esther who became queen to Ahasuerus, King of Persia. King Ahasuerus's first wife Queen Vashti was very beautiful. One night the King demanded that Vashti parade naked in front of all his guests. She refused and was executed. Here are activities, lessons and crafts for this sacred Jewish holiday. Read more at Free Printable Jewish Purim Activities
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