Wave your flag and ring your bells for the courageous women in the PurimLit. "Lots." A carnival holiday celebrated on the 14th of the Jewish month of Adar, commemorating the Jewish victory over the Persians as told in the Book of Esther. Purim is celebrated by reading the megilla (Book of Esther), exchanging gifts, giving money to the poor, and holding a festive meal. At the megilla reading, merrymakers are dressed in costumes, people drink, and noisemakers (graggers) are sounded whenever the villain Haman's name is mentioned. story! Ma’yan has produced a beautiful flag to be waved in the synagogue when Esther’s and Vashti’s names are mentioned during the reading of the MegillahLit. Scroll Usually refers specifically the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther) read on Purim, telling the story of how Esther saved the Jewish people. Megillat Ruth is read on Shavuot. (Book of EstherHeroine of the Purim story and Megillat (the scroll of) Esther. She is married to the king by her cousin Mordecai and ultimately saves her people from execution.). Just as graggers drown out the villain,Haman’s name, these flags celebrate the triumphs of the Purim heroines. Flags can be ordered from Mayan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Special bulk rates available for groups.