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8 things you may not know about Purim

JULIE WIENER | My Jewish Learning via JTA | Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:24 am

With costumes, spiels and lots of drinking, Purim is one of Judaism’s most raucous holidays. You might know about beautiful Esther thwarting evil Haman’s plans, the custom of getting drunk and what hamantaschen are. But we’re guessing there’s a few things about Purim, which this year starts at sundown March 11, that might surprise you.

1. Esther was a vegetarian (or at least a flexitarian).

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