Purim OpenTrackback Weekend

Purim is one fun-filled, entertaining holiday.
Jews send out gifts of food or drink,..yum… and offer gifts to charity.

A common treat are cookies called hamentaschen. These triangular fruit-filled cookies are supposed to represent Haman’s three-cornered hat.

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It has carnival-like celebrations, kids (and grown ups too) wear costumes, perform plays and parodies, people drink..According to the Talmud, a person is required to drink until he cannot tell the difference between “cursed be Haman” and “blessed be Mordecai,” ..and some (guys) get very “into” that custom. Heh. drinkinani-ddy.gif

Purim occurs on the 14th of the Jewish month of Adar.

The Book of Esther is read in the synagogue which recounts the tale.
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Set in Persia 2,300 years ago, some seemingly unrelated events twisted and spun together, which ultimatley saved the Jewish people from total annihilation.

King Achashverosh threw a huge six-month party and his queen Vashti refused to follow orders and attend unclothed. She is predictably killed and replaced by a new queen, Esther the Jewess.

Esther’s uncle Mordechai, the leader of the Jews, then unearths a plot to assassinate the king, which he tells the King, thus placing him in a favorable and sympathetic position with the king.

Haman, the king’s top advisor, obtains a decree to have all the Jews destroyed.

Through a multifaceted twist of events, Queen Esther is able to get the decree reversed, Haman is hanged on the gallows, and Mordechai becomes the prime minister.

The Jews are saved.

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Happy Purim to all my Jewish friends!

Lessons to be learned my friends?

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73 Responses to “Purim OpenTrackback Weekend”

  1. spitfire says:

    And a happy Purim to you too! I’m not Jewish (except by adoption) but we celebrate the Jewish feasts as instructed in Deutoronomy. And my kids at church are all excited about participating in a mock Jewish service for our pentecostal church Sunday night. They really like the idea of yelling boo, hiss and making noise in church! OK, they’re also looking forward to our “Esther Banquet” afterwards. Too bad all churchs don’t celebrate this one, it’s fun!!!!! Shalom.

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  16. Brooke says:

    Great info, Angel! Thanks!

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  22. Layla says:

    The Book of Esther is such a wonderful truth. The power of prayer-fasting-and one womans love of her people. God is never mentioned in the Book of Esther, but God is all over every word and deed and between every line. God bless the Jews and may they celebrate this Purim remembering that God loves them-they are the apple of His eye!

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  53. dapoppins says:

    I have had those cookies…won’t even try to spell it. I thought they were very tasty…not too sweet, lots of bread like crust…almost a healty treat. Do you have a good recipe? My understanding is they are not easy to make…at least that is what the lovely Jewish lady who made them told me.

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  56. Dumb Ox says:

    Hi Angel!

    Happy Purim!

    My children went to a JCC daycare for a couple of years when we lived in Buffalo. I’m proud to say my sons sang “What do you like about shabbat?” loudest of all the children! We have some cute pictures of them in their Purim costumes that we made for them one year! Our eldest went as Judah Maccabee. Those were the days!

    Hope you and yours are doing well!

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  62. Kevin says:

    It is not fair that Jews get all of the fun holidays. To protest, I am celebrating them too! Happy Purim everyone!

  63. Angel says:

    thanks y’all for the great comments and links!…:)

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  66. ZionistYoungster says:

    The cookies are called “Oznei Haman” in Israel, meaning, “Haman’s ears”.

    I remember, way back, when I looked at a pic of Iran’s Rafsanjani when he was president, I thought to myself, “This is what Haman must have looked like!” He had a short (but not trimmed) mustache and a hat not unlike an Ozen Haman. But I was wrong. Ahmadinejad is the one.

    To add the levity of Purim: I just laughed myself silly from something on Hot Air. Allahpundit has an item, Iran set to add atomic symbol to currency; on the front page, the subtitle is, “E. Pluribus Nukem.” Simply GREAT!

    Merry Purim!

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  68. zionflag says:

    Angel, have a happy Purim. Did u enjoy my “chicken” baby and “Sundae” gifta? Love to all. the flag of zion will overcome the Iranian fudge once ago.

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