There are many religious holidays celebrated each year, and one of the most notable on the Jewish calendar is Purim. Each spring, people who practice Judaism celebrate maintaining their freedom in ancient times from the Persian Empire. Residents of senior living – regardless of belief – can participate in the holiday as well by learning about the history of the day, as well as traditional means of its celebration.
The history of Purim
The Huffington Post reported that the holiday’s origins can be traced to the Bible. In the Book of Esther, conflicts arise when the Persian king’s main advisor, Haman, feels …read more