There’s a joke about Jewish holidays that goes like this: Jewish holidays can be summarized as “They tried to kill us. They failed. Let’s eat.” Purim is a great example. But it is also a reflection of day to day life in Israel and we don’t need any holidays to remember that. So Happy Purim! Let’s eat!
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A delightful black and white Hebrew Adar Sameach greeting with clown and hamantash. Possible uses: 1. Students can color and use as a sign to decorate the classroom or home. 2: Teachers can print out smaller versions that students can color and use as card for mishloach manos.
A belated Happy Purim to everyone! I can’t believe this academic year is almost coming to a close. This edition of the newsletter has a few pieces related to our most recent holiday as well as various academia articles. Thank you to everyone for all the contributions. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them all, as I am sure you all will. Good luck and best wishes for this final term. Sefora.
People were dressed up for Purim, but no one celebrated. Instead, the teachers and principal spoke about the attack, honoring the victims, etc. I think so anyway. My Hebrew wasn’t very good at the time. The terrorists did it on purpose of course. Purim is one of the happiest silliest days of the year, and the terrorists set out to ruin it for us.
The Triumph of Mordechai, painting by Pieter Pietersz Lastman The Book of Esther begins with a six-month day drinking feast given by King Salbutamol canada for chag purim sameach in hebrew army of Persia and Media and the satraps and princes of the provinces of his kingdom, concluding with a seven-day drinking feast for the inhabitants of Shushan Susarich and poor, and a separate drinking.
Another custom was to write Haman's name on one's shoe soles and to stamp one's feet until the oppressor's name was erased. The custom of making a noise when Haman's name is mentioned is very ancient and widespread. It is a mitzvah to eat Seudat Purim (a festive meal) on Purim day. A traditional food is known as a 'Haman hat' which is eaten starting with biting off the three corners of the hat.
What a beautiful story in the book of Esther, but her Hebrew name was Hadassah, meaning “myrtle tree”. The myrtle tree has a pleasant fragrance and Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Edels (Maharsha) explains that “man is like a tree of the field”, therefore the righteous are called myrtles, likened to a good tree with a pleasant smell (Commentary of Maharsha to Talmud, Megillah 13a, s.v. al shem ha.