Thank you to Bill Motchan from the St. Louis Jewish Light for capturing some of the magical moments from last weekend’s Purim Carnival!
With all of its festive, playful and often mischievous themes, Purim can sometimes be seen simply as a “kids holiday.” But while carnivals and shpiels and costume contests are great fun for the whole family, the story of Purim is by no means tame. “The story we find in the megillah is both farcical and Continue Reading »
As Purim approaches, you’re probably preparing to enjoy some of these delicious three-cornered pastries. And if you grew up in a Jewish home, you’re likely familiar with the story of how hamantaschen got their shape – and what their connection is to the holiday of Purim. But do you know the whole story? In the Continue Reading »
This week we begin the Hebrew month of Adar – a month in which we are traditionally told, “Be happy. It’s Adar.” Adar has been deemed Judaism’s Happiness Month because of its connection to the festival of Purim. I have found that for most people, Purim is a story connected to childhood. We remember it Continue Reading »