Pronunciation: (poor'im; Seph. Heb.pOO-rēm'; Ashk. Heb.poor'im), [key]
a Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman.
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