Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. Purim is celebrated annually at sundown, according to the Hebrew calendar on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar (Adar II in leap years), the day following the victory of the Jews over their enemies. Purim is characterized by public recitation of the Scroll of Esther, additions to the prayers and the grace after meals, giving mutual gifts of food and drink, giving charity to the poor, and a celebratory meal ; other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration.
It’s Wednesday, March 7 Entries are now being accepted for the 37th Annual Paducah Photo Juried International Photography Exhibition. Anyone working in digital or film photography may submit their original work for consideration. The entry fee is $8 per photograph. To see complete guidelines and to submit your work online, visit paducahphoto.com. This weekend, the Madisonville North Hopkins High School Music Department presents “Into the Woods.” The musical combines several Brothers Grimm fairy tales into a lively and irreverent fantasy. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7PM at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. Purchase tickets by calling 270-821-2787. The Ballard Memorial High School band is selling bread, pastries, and other items from Schlabach’s Bakery through Friday. Prices range from $4 to $8, and proceeds support the band program. For more information or to place an order, call Stephanie Kendall at 270-665-8400. Today’s the first day of our spring fundraiser. Please consider making a pledge to support your public radio home. Learn more at wkms.org.