01 Mar Snider Schmooze – March 2019
A MESSAGE FROM DR. DAVID KESELMAN, CEO
Happy Purim and post Valentines, I hope that as I write this piece, and by the time the newsletter is
out, we will have weathered the snowfall of mid-February, and will not have to experience it again, unless it is
through a National Geographic special episode. To those who celebrated Valentine’s Day in February, I hope
your quest for chocolates and romance has been fulfilled. In the month of March, we celebrate Purim.
Purim, which literally means “lots”, is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people
from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire.
The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. It is also known as the Feast of Lots. Continue reading below.