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Lunchtime Megillah Reading in Birmingham
A lunchtime reading of the "Megillah" will be held at Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham at 12:30 p.m. on Purim, Thursday, March 8.
There is no charge for the reading, which will be downstairs in the Tribute Room, sponsored by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chai Center.
Set in ancient Persia, the "Megillah" recounts the story of how a secretly Jewish queen named Esther outwits Haman, one of history's most notorious anti-Semites. The story is celebrated as one of the earliest miracles in the survival of the Jewish people.
The "Megillah" is in Hebrew, but will be accompanied by both Hebrew and English text.
Participants may bring bag lunches if desired.
Please call Rabbi Boruch Cohen at the Chai Center for more information, or to sign-up for the reading.
Other public Megillah Readings in the Birmingham area include the following:
- 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Birmingham Masonic Lodge, 37357 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills
- 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Birmingham Community House (before the Community Purim Party)
More About Baldwin Public Library
Founded by Birmingham matriarch Martha Baldwin, after whom the library was later named, the Baldwin Public Library has served residents of Birmingham and the surrounding communities for more than 150 years. Besides books, the library also lets patrons borrow music, movies and auidiobooks, alongside a large stable of programs and classes for children, teens, adults and seniors.
The library also provides community members with research databases, resources for job-seekers, magazines, Internet access, quiet meeting rooms, a selection of new releases, multiple copies of book club books, and reading rooms equipped with couches, chairs, tables, lamps and power outlets.