According to the Megillah or Book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible, Purim is a celebration of the killing of 75,000 Persians by the Jews. According to the story, Esther, a Jew was the wife of an ancient Persian king. Esther found out about a plot by the king’s Prime Minister (named Haman) to kill Jews. Esther went to the king and told him. The plot was foiled. The king had the prime minister and his ten sons hanged, and made Esther’s father the new prime minister. But even though the plot had been foiled, the Jews went ahead and slaughtered 75,000 people. Then the feast of Purim was declared in celebration.
Some Jews today who celebrate Purim may think of it as celebrating only Esther’s foiling Haman’s plot. They may not think of it as celebrating the killing of the 75,000 people, even though the Book of Esther, that they read at the ceremonies, does say that that is what the celebration is about. Some Jews who celebrate Purim today may think of the Book of Esther as an ancient or even mythical story that is not relevant to current events and is not a model for how Jews should behave in the modern world.
However a lot of áZionist imperialist Jews today around the world, including Zionist Jews in Palestine and in Massachusetts, use or misuse the Purim holiday to falsely claim that there are modern day plots against the Jews. These Zionist Jews use Purim to call for war, killing and genocide against people in the modern world whom they label as enemies of the Jews. In some cases they even carry out massacres of non-Jews on Purim.á
On Purim 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a “US”-born follower of Meir Kahane who became a settler in 1967-occupied Palestine, massacred 29 áPalestinian Arabs and wounded over 100 in a mosque in Hebron. á Rightwing Zionist Jews are still praising Goldstein and his Purim massacre.á
Some Zionist Jews think of the 2003 “US” shock-and-awe attack and invasion of Iraq as a Purim execution of enemies of the Jews, something that should be celebrated. áAn example of this thinking is at
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2125 and I will also paste it in below.
In 2007, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) asked all rabbis in Massachusetts to preach Purim sermons about the so-called “threat” from Iran (modern-day Persian) and demonizing President Ahmadinejad of Iran. áJCRC has removed this from their website now. But I can still find announcements from other Jewish groups in the “USA” over the past couple years of Purim protests against Iran where they explicitly compare President Ahmadinejad to Haman of ancient Persia and thus are implicitly calling for war against Iran and slaughter of Iranians. For example see
I’ll try to paste this in below too, but the pic of the flyer may not go through to email lists.
The truth is that Jews are a privileged social group. áJews are not an oppressed group. áBut Zionists and imperialists use the fiction that Jews are a threatened group to justify occupation and Jewish-supremacist rule of all of Palestine and to justify wars against other countries (Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Syria, etc.) near Palestine. The Zionist colony in Palestine is on stolen land. Palestinians want justice and to live in peace in their own country.The Jewish-supremacist colonial regime has nuclear weapons and billions of dollars of aid from the “USA”. Jews who think that the Palestinians are the aggressors – Jews who think that the people & leaders of other countries in the middle east (who don’t want to be nuked) are threats to “the poor Jews” – these Zionist Jews have warped backwards thinking. Their Purim parties should be boycotted because their Purim celebrations are likely to be calls for war and celebration of massacres of non-Jews.
Traditionally at Purim events, foods that represent body parts of executed Haman are served. Hamantashen represent Haman’s ears.
Kreplach represent Haman’s beaten flesh.
To modern-day Zionist-imperialist Jews these pastries may represent body parts of Muslims demonized as modern-day Hamans. Other features common at Purim celebrations are cheese blintzes and noisemakers. If you go to any kind of party (even if it is not called a Purim party) in the next couple days, watch out for these traditional elements of Purim celebrations being snuck into the party. Zionist Jews like to trick goyim into celebrating their holiday of mass murder.
This somehow is a funny inside joke to psychopathic Jewish-supremacists, a psychological demonstration of their supposed superiority.
There is a short article by anti-war activist Tom Mysiewics that was published on mediamonitors.net in 2003 at
http://www.mediamonitors.net/tommysiewicz4.html about Zionist-imperialist Jewish attempts to involved non-Jews in Purim rituals, and about the invasion of Iraq being an example of this. Mysiewics found a quote from Elie Wiesel where even Elie Wiesel (who worked for Zionist-terrorist group Irgun in 1948, and who after 9/11 was a prominent proponent of the invasion of Iraq) says that the killing of the 75,000 Persians is a problematic element of the Purim story. I’m pasting this article in below too.
Lastly anti-zionist ex-Israeli Gilad Atzmon wrote an article last year entitled “From Esther to AIPAC” in which he opposed Purim from another angle arguing that the lesson of Purim is that Jews should be like Esther and infiltrate non-Jewish institutions in order to use fearmongering to advance Jewish interests.
http://www.gilad.co.uk/html%20files/purim.html Also below.
~ David Rolde
........Feb. 24, 2010