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Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an official of the Achaemenid Empire who was planning to have all of Persia's Jewish subjects killed, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
  • Purim narrative 

  • Scriptural and rabbinical sources 

  • Traditional historians 

  • Modern scholarship views 

  • Observances 

  • Reading of the Megillah 

  • Women and Megillah reading 

  • Blotting out Haman's name 

  • Food gifts and charity 

  • Purim meal {{transl|he|(se'udah)}} and festive drinking 

  • Fasts 

  • Greetings 

  • Masquerading 

  • Burning of Haman's effigy 

  • Traditional foods 

  • Iranian Jews 

  • Shushan Purim 

  • Purim Meshulash 

  • Purim Katan 

  • Communal and familial Purims 

  • In modern history 

  • In the media 

  • Extensions of Jewish festivals which are similar to Shushan Purim and Purim Katan 

  • Persian(ate) Jewry