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HAPPY PURIM hosted by Chabad Downtown San Deigo
March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Purim begins Wednesday night, March 20 and continues through Thursday, March 21, 2019 (March 22 in Jerusalem).
Downtown Works Coworking Community will be gathering around 5:00 pm to commemorate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.”
Chabad of Downtown is hosting the reading of the book of Ester at Downtown Works…All are welcome to join in this celebration!
The Significance of Purim
In addition to the miracle of Jewish survival despite the efforts of our enemies, Purim celebrates G‑d’s intimate involvement in every aspect of this world. Even though there were no overt miracles recorded in the Megillah—indeed, His name is not even mentioned once—G‑d was actively “pulling the strings” to care for His nation.
Additionally, Haman’s edict catalyzed a spiritual revival among the Jews. In a sense, this was even more significant than the Covenant at Sinai—an overwhelming spiritual experience that compelled the Jews to accept the Torah—since it occurred of their own volition, even as they were scattered among the Persian people and immersed in their culture. It was in the merit of this spiritual reawakening that G‑d orchestrated their salvation.