Tuesday, February 27, 2018

All the Reasons to Like PURIM

The Jewish holiday Purim, celebrating the Jewish people’s (once again) salvation from mortal threat, starts tomorrow evening.

How do I like thee, Purim? Let me count the ways~~~ (Apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

            *The chance to wear a goofy costume
            *The scroll of Esther is a hoot. J   Look it up and re-read if you don’t believe me
            *Hamantaschen, when made right, are delicious
            *Getting baskets of goodies (MISHLO’ACH MANOT) is fun, and giving such is even more fun
*It’s religious-observant “light,” perfect for the family I grew up in
*Jews are commanded to get seriously tipsy, which makes everyone daffier
*It falls right around my birthday
*And just for good measure, again— COSTUMES!

So even if you’re not Jewish, it’s a good time to join us.

{Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York—
Only the children are in costumes there^}



  1. That sounds like so much fun. Have a wonderful time.

  2. Now that sounds like a delightful holiday!

  3. Purim is a fantastic holiday! I'm busy putting all my shalach manot pacakges together. Chag Sameach!

  4. Happy Purim! I must look up Esther's scroll...

  5. Enjoy your holiday, dear Mirka, and also your birthday! I read Esther just a couple of weeks ago and actually looked up to see when Purim was due to be celebrated. It's not a holiday I hear talked about much.

  6. I love the story of Esther and all your reasons. Enjoy!!