Fairfield's Jewish community comes together for annual celebration of Purim

Purim is the holiday commemorating the saving of the Jewish people of ancient Persia from extermination.

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2023, 3:40 AM

Updated 445 days ago

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Members of the Chabad of Fairfield came together Monday night to celebrate a Jewish tradition.
Purim is the holiday commemorating the saving of the Jewish people of ancient Persia from extermination.
It's observed with the reading of a scripture and by gifting food to friends, giving charity to people who need it and enjoying a festive meal.
The Purim party today celebrates Jewish unity and triumph in the face of hatred and persecution.
"It's a powerful message for everyone that when things look bleak and we don't see how we're going to pull through, let's have a little faith. God has a good history and he'll come through once again and that's what Purim celebrates," said Rabbi Shlame Landa, with the Chabad of Fairfield.
Monday night's event was organized as a community-wide program, inviting all to participate regardless of their religious affiliation.


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