One in Messiah Congregation
We are now in the 12th month, it is called Adar ( Feb. / March - when there is not a Adar 2 ).
Esth.3 In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.
Book of Esther, a hidden message of the Messiah? Let's review...
The Seventeenth of Nisan /Aviv, Feast of first-fruits -- Resurrection, Deliverance and Salvation
In Hebrew the word esther means star but the root of the word esther is satar and means hidden.
The words God, Lord do not appear in this book, but...
Esth.3: Then were the king's
scribes called on the
thirteenth day of the first month,
and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded
unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province,
and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing
thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus
was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.
Esth.4: Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days , night or day:
Esth.5:[1 ] Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.
This should be the 16th of Aviv/Nisan
Esth.5:[8 ] If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king hath said.
This should be the 17th of Aviv/Nisan below
] So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther
the queen. And the king said
again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition,
queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it
shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.[
3] Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I
have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life
be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:[
4] For we are sold, I and my people,
to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen
and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail
the king's damage. Then the
king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where
is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?[6
] And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this
wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.[8 ] Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.[ 9] And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.[ 10] So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
People of God Delivered! Yeshua / Jesus rose on the third day, the 17th of Aviv / Nisan, delivered us!
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We are also commanded to eat, drink and be merry . According to the Talmud, a person is required to drink until he cannot tell the difference between "cursed be Haman" and "blessed be Mordecai," though opinions differ as to exactly how drunk that is. A person certainly should not become so drunk that he might violate other commandments or get seriously ill. In addition, recovering alcoholics or others who might suffer serious harm from alcohol are exempt from this obligation .
In addition, we are commanded to send out gifts of food or drink, and to make gifts to charity. The sending of gifts of food and drink is referred to as shalach manos (lit. sending out portions). Among Ashkenazic Jews, a common treat at this time of year is hamentaschen (lit. Haman's pockets). These triangular fruit-filled cookies are supposed to represent Haman's three-cornered hat.
It is customary to hold carnival-like celebrations on Purim, to perform plays and parodies, and to hold beauty contests. I have heard that the usual prohibitions against cross-dressing are lifted during this holiday, but I am not certain about that. Americans sometimes refer to Purim as the Jewish Mardi Gras.
Purim is not subject to the sabbath-like restrictions on word that some other holidays are; however, some sources indicate that we should not go about our ordinary business on Purim out of respect for the holiday.
Talmud - Megiilah 7b Raba said: It is the duty of a man to mellow himself [with wine] on Purim until he cannot tell the difference between cursed be Haman? and blessed be Mordecai?
There are fancy dress parties ( including a tradition of cross-dressing ) and mockery of those who at other times are much respected
Deut.22  The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Shalom, be safe