Hindus greet Jews on PurimFebruary 18th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Hindus have sent greetings to Jewish communities’ world over on Purim, which falls on February 27-28 this year.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on behalf of Hindu community on Jewish festival of Purim; wishing happiness, peace and joy to all the Jews.
Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he added.
Purim, held in high esteem, is Jewish feast commemorating the deliverance of Jews, as documented in the Book of Esther. It usually includes listening to Book of Esther, sending food gifts, giving in charity, and eating a festive meal.
Judaism is a monotheistic religion of world’s about 14 million Jews whose most sacred text is Torah. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.
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