The Jewish holiday of Purim is all about turning things upside down – kind of like the year 2017. The Patriots won the Super Bowl, La La Land did NOT win the Oscar and Donald Trump DID win the election! So what does this have to do with Purim again?
Let’s go over that one more time – the world has never been more upside down and topsy turvy! At the 2017 Super Bowl, Atlanta scored all the touchdowns until the Patriots won! Donald Trump shocked us all when he won the presidency! The adored La La Land won the Oscar at the Academy Awards! No wait, Moonlight won!
Jewish history is the same way. Just look at the last 100 years! Jews are persecuted and killed in the holocaust. But a couple decades later, we’ve got our own Jewish state – the State of Israel!
And this is exactly the message of the Purim story. Haman wanted to kill us. King Achashverosh wanted to kill us. Everyone wanted to kill us! But suddenly, within a few days, Esther saved us! So let’s party! Raise a toast to the Jews and to the best Jewish holiday – Purim!