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Dear friends,

Why do we celebrate Purim?

In this fun-filled video, our Year-In-Israel students tell the story of Mordechai's fortitude and faith, as well as Esther’s feminist courage, in rescuing the Jewish people from their dire fate.

You will enjoy watching these future Jewish leaders as they inspire us to remember the blessings of freedom through festivity.

We invite you to learn more about our rabbinical, cantorial, education, Jewish nonprofit management, and doctoral programs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

With warm wishes for a joyful Purim,

Rabbi David Ellenson, President