Purim is a spring holiday that commemorates the Jewish community's narrow escape from collective destruction in the ancient Persian Empire, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. Likened to Halloween for its encouragement of costume wearing, Purim is one the most colorful -- and wackiest -- holidays on the Jewish calendar.
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