Sterling silver Purim rattler miniature Purim is a Jewish holiday commemorating the survival of the Jews who, in the 5th Century BC, were marked for death by their Persian rulers. The rattler is used to make noise and boo when the name of the ruler of the Persians Hamman is read in the Book of Esther. Height: 2.25in. / 5.71cm. Weight:10.4gr. / 0.33oz.925 for sterling silver.