The Whole Megillah Video
February 21, 2012
Many of us have heard the phrase "the whole megillah," but... what's a "megillah"?
Join Sara as she shows us the Purim scroll, its features and a few fun facts as well.
And get ready to make lots of noise this Purim, each time you hear the name "Haman!"
Hebrew for "lots," referring to the lots cast by Haman, the story's antagonist, to determine the date on which to kill the Jewish people. It's a spring holiday commemorating the Jewish people's triumph. The story is told through the biblical Book of Esther; the namesake heroine, a Jewish woman, marries the Persian king. Their interfaith relationship is central to the story.