A Prayer Before Purim: Opening Prayer at the Colorado House of Representatives

Our God and the God of all people, This Monday night, Jews around the world will celebrate the Jewish festival of Purim.  We will read the Book of Esther – an ancient story of oppression, bravery, and vindication.  On that night, in synagogues around the world, Jews will dress up in costume, lose their inhibitions, and forget about the problems that confront us. On Purim, we put on our masks

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