Festival of Purim Established

Friday, April 17                    Festival of Purim Established Esther 9:18-23, 29-32 NRSV (T)he Jews of the villages, who live in the open towns, hold the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a day for gladness and feasting, a holiday on which they send gifts of...

Decree Against Jews Struck Down

Thursday, April 16               Decree Against Jews Struck Down Esther 8:3-8, 16-17 NRSV In every province and in every city, wherever the king’s command and his edict came, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a festival and a holiday. (Esther 8:17) Sometimes...

Haman Sets Decree to Destroy Jews

Tuesday, April 14                  Haman Sets Decree to Destroy Jews Esther 3:7-11 NRSV The King said to Haman, “The money is given to you, and the people as well, to do with them as it seems good to you.” (Esther 3:11) Joy which comes from the destruction of those...