The simple answer to this question is because all things Jewish are now important to G-d’s holy and treasured people who are Black people throughout the world who wish to claim their Hebrew, Israelite, Jewish heritage.
Purim is written about in the Bible in the book of Esther chapters 1-10, specifically chapter 9. It celebrates G-D’s deliverance of the Jewish people from being annihilated because of one brave woman, the Black Jewish Queen Esther. Esther was willing and brave enough to go to King Ahasuerus, who reigned from India to Ethiopia, risking her life to do so, because it was not allowed that anyone could go to the king in this manner without facing possible death. She went before the king and pleaded for her people, Black Jewish people of all of the surrounding provinces, whose lives were being threatened by an evil aide of the king named Haman.
Haman made an elaborate plan that total destruction would come upon all Jewish people; men, women, and children, on a certain day at a certain hour, because he despised Esther’s uncle, a servant to the king named Mordecai. Haman despised Mordecai because he would not bow down to him like all of the other servants did. Mordecai had revealed to Haman that he was a Jew and could not bow down to him and would not bow down to him like all other servants. Haman thusly convinced king Ahasuerus that there were certain people in all of the provinces of his kingdom, referring to the Jewish people, whose laws were different and that they did not obey the laws of the king. Therefore, the king told Haman to do to these Black Jewish people whatever he wanted to do to them. Haman then set the Hebrew month and day of Adar 13 for all Jews throughout the region to be destroyed. The month of Adar coincides with the months of February and March. Purim rotates on the Gregorian calendar similar to how Easter (Resurrection Day), rotates.
Esther, who had never revealed to the king that she was a Jew, went before him and told him the whole story and pleaded for the deliverance of her people. The king listened and in the end, Haman was hanged. The Black Jewish people made a lasting ordinance that the 14 and 15 days of Adar will forever be celebrated by Jewish people and their families for this great and awesome deliverance by G-D of the people…our Hebrew, Jewish ancestors. This year, Adar 14 and 15 falls on March 21 and 22, 2019. It is celebrated festively and joyfully by having joyful meals together, sharing gifts and food with one another and giving of gifts to the poor. Because of what G-d had done for the Black Jewish people, many people converted to being Jewish at that time.
The L-rd Jesus, Yeshua, has impressed upon me the importance of this Jewish holiday. What He wants you to know, my Black brothers and sisters…is that you are those called out people who are different, who have the different laws and customs, who are the people of the Most-High G-D, who are the Jews. We are different. We are they. And all people who wish to join in and follow the laws and customs of the newly revealed Black Jewish people are welcomed to and equally blessed! Celebrate Purim! Amen.
Sylvia A. Thomas+
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