Not going to lie, I’m not up on Jewish holidays. I once worked at a Jewish Community Center checking passes at the pool, but they never taught me the holidays and what they all meant so this is all new territory for me, but it turns out that the Jews had some fun this week with the Purim holiday and worked the Astros into the fun.
The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2020 begins on Monday night, March 9 and continues through Tuesday, March 10, (March 11 in Jerusalem). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian empire from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).
Now that you have the basics for the holiday, here’s how some celebrated:
Tonight and Tuesday is the Jewish holiday of Purim, which includes dressing up in costumes and making noise when the evil name of Haman is read out loud in synagogue.
This costume wins the holiday! pic.twitter.com/EHfEfSGFrB
— Eli Langer (@EliLanger) March 10, 2020
— Zach Frisch (@zach_frisch) March 9, 2020