feast of lots

feast of lots
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Feast of Lots
The Jewish festival of Purim
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Main Entry:feast

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= Purim. (Cf.Purim)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Feast of Lots — Feast′ of Lots′ n. jud Purim …   From formal English to slang

  • Feast of Lots — n. PURIM …   English World dictionary

  • Feast of Lots — noun see purim * * * Purim. * * * Feast of Lots The Jewish festival of Purim • • • Main Entry: ↑feast * * * Feast of Lots, = Purim. (Cf. ↑Purim) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feast of Lots — Purim. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …   Universalium

  • Jewish religious year — Introduction       the cycle of Sabbaths and holidays that are commonly observed by the Jewish religious community and officially in Israel by the Jewish secular community as well. The Sabbath and festivals (feast) are bound to the Jewish… …   Universalium

  • Purim — /poor im/; Seph. Heb. /pooh rddeem /; Ashk. Heb. /poordd im/, n. 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. [ < Heb purim, pl. of pur lot] …   Universalium

  • holiday — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vacation, festival, celebration, recreation. See amusement, repose. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A memorial day] Syn. feast day, fiesta, saint s day, legal holiday, holy day, festival, fete, centennial,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Jewish calendar — the lunisolar calendar used by Jews, as for determining religious holidays, that is reckoned from 3761 B.C. and was established by Hillel II in the 4th century A.D., the calendar year consisting of 353 days (defective year), 354 days (regular… …   Universalium

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