Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Purim is a crazy, "anything goes" holiday, where it's even encouraged to drink heavily. Kids and adults alike masquerade in costumes. Girls love to be Queen Esther, with sparkly crowns and dresses; for boys, it's the wicked Haman, with big false nose, floppy ears and the notorious tricorn hat. During services, Haman is mocked with groggers, booing, hissing and the...
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Bag a bit of Purim in the form of breakfast treats
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
Marcy Goldman still recalls the kind gesture on a Purim in the mid-1980s. Her first son had come into the world with newborn jaundice and had to stay in the hospital after Goldman, author of A Passion for Baking (Oxmoor House, 2007), was discharged. Reluctant to leave her baby -- he's now 22 and healthy -- Goldman spent some sleepless...
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A sweet and savory Purim 'seudah'
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
During the chanting of the Megillah on Purim, the noise level can be deafening. Young and old go crazy; hissing, foot-stamping, whirling groggers and booing when Haman is mentioned -- behavior never permitted in synagogue on any other day of the week. But on this wild and nutty holiday, which takes place on the 14th day of the Hebrew month...
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