One of the feasts celebrated by the Jews is Purim. The term derives from the word Pur, which means “plot.” It is a reminder of the fact that the wicked Haman “had cast Pur, that is, the plot, to consume” the Jews. Happily, however, as indicated above, the plot had been foiled and the Jews were delivered.

The feast of Purim was celebrated on the 14th day (or 15th – depending upon the location of one’s residence) of the 12th month (Adar) of the Jewish calendar.

Note, therefore, in connection with Esther 9:26: Institution of the feast of Purim.