Scott-Martin Kosofsky

Purim’s Lesson: Remembering To Forget

The word purim means “lots” — as in lots drawn in games of chance — and in the Purim story it is by lot that the time of the Jews’ demise is decided. Despite their contributions to government and to society, the assimilated Jews of the ancient Persian court occasionally suffered the wrath of their governors. In the Purim story they are