Purim, a Jewish holiday in late winter, celebrates Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai and how they saved the Jews of Persia from an extermination plot by Haman, the king’s vizier. Central to the observance is a public reading – usually in the synagogue – of the Book of Esther (M’gillat Esther, the M’gillah), which tells the story of the holiday.
Passover, the English term for Pesach, is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and remembers the Jewish exodus from Egypt. Yeshua (Jesus) is the passover lamb that was slain for us. Hid blood covers our sins.