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THE GIRL THAT SAVED A NATION


Esther was a Jew girl,
she learned her lessons well,
with cousin Mordecai, she did dwell.

She learned lessons of virtue,
and they served her well,
into the castle, she was propelled.

Ugly Mr. Haman with pride did swell,
and wanted to kill God’s people,
God’s Word does tell.

God’s plan is not thwarted,
this we can tell,
God had a virtuous maiden that heard so well.

She saved God’s chosen people,
by planning well.
She’s honored as a heroine Jews do tell.

And for such a time as this as this,
I was raised for a time such as this.

And if I Perish, I Perish for God,
For such a time as this!

By James Candler

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Esther’s Song


Esther was a Jew girl,

she learned her lessons well

with cousin Mordecai she did dwell

She learned lessons of virtue

and they served her well

into the castle she was propelled

Ugly Mr. Haman with pride did swell

and wanted to kill God’s people

God’s word does tell

God’s plan is not thwarted

can’t you tell

He had a virtuous maiden that heard so well

She saved God’s chosen people

by planning well

She’s honored as a heroine Jews do tell.

And for such a time as this as this

I was raised for a time such as this

And if I Perish, I Perish for God

For such a time as this!

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Purim


PURIM

 

Bridges for Peace – Feb. 26, 2010 — Celebrated on the Hebrew month of Adar 14 and 15 (February 28–March 1, this year), Purim is a fun holiday to remember the events from the book of Esther. The book of Esther, called “megila” Esther, is read aloud in the synagogues. Every time the name Haman is read, the entire congregation makes loud noises to drown out the sound of his name. They boo, hiss, and shake noise-makers called “rashanim.” Every time the name Mordechai is read, they cheer loudly. When Esther’s name is read, everyone sighs sweetly with an “ahhh.”

Many costume parties are held, with outlandish costumes being the norm. In Israel , children (often religious) dress up in costumes not seen elsewhere, such as Torah (Gen.–Deut.) scrolls and high priests. The fast of Esther is observed by many. This year it was held early, on Thursday, February 25, so the fast would not land on Shabbat (Sabbath or Saturday).

Israel has had many “Hamans” to deal with throughout the generations since the time of Esther. Today, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who comes from the same general region of biblical Haman, seems to fulfill that role in the minds of many people, but he is not the only one who wishes to destroy Israel . Therefore, we still need “Esthers” who will intercede for Israel “for such a time as this.”
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