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(Heb., ‘lots’).

Jewish feast commemorating the deliverance of Jews, as recorded in the book of Esther. The feast is celebrated on 14 Adar; it was established by the 2nd cent. CE, and the Mishnah tractate Megillah discusses its observance.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Judaism and Jewish Studies.


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