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Purim

Written by Zev on April 14, 2011 – 11:30 am -

A Purim Rattler, also called a Grogger, Gragger, Noisemaker or Ratchet. During the reading of the megillah, every time Haman's name is mentioned, it is drowned out by noise.

Purim is one of the more raucous celebrations celebrated by the Jewish people, commemorating their liberation from the evil emperor Haman ruler of the ancient Persian empire. At this point in history, the Jewish people found themselves living in Persia as unwilling exiles from the Kingdom of Judah.
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