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What festival's name means "lots" (as in the casting of lots) in Hebrew?




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Answer: Purim

Purim (the Feast of Lots) celebrates the story, told in the Book of Esther, of Haman's attempt to murder the Jews of the Persian empire. In the story, the date for the destruction of the Jews was determined by casting lots. The word Pur means "lot" in Hebrew; its plural is Purim .


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