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)