Wednesday, March 7, 2012

PURIM


The Jewish Festival Purim is being celebrated right now.

After Queen Esther told the Persian King Ahasveros about his minister Haman's plot to kill her uncle Mordechai, a Jewish leader, and destroy the whole Jewish population in his kingdom, Ahasveros prevented this and granted the Jewish people to live in freedom in his land. 

Since then each year in spring the Jewish people celebrate their rescue and deliverance with the feast of Purim. The story of Esther, the Megillat Esther, is read in the Synagogues, gifts of food and drink, called Mishloach Manot, are given, a festive meal  and good wine are enjoyed, and it is the custom to wear costumes and masks to rejoice, which of course is a big issue and great fun with the children - my own grandchildren are no exception! (The police woman and the nerd!)

You can read the story of Purim here:   
or of course in your Bible, in the book of Esther.

9 comments:

glazedOver said...

Just this second I was wishing that I could see pictures of your grandchildren in their costumes. See that? Purim wishes GRANTED!!

They're the cutest! Purim sameach leKOL hamishpacha!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

What sweet grandchildren you have! Enjoy your Purim celebrations!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Yes, Yael, have a happy Purim!

Bob Bushell said...

Police girl and the nerd, it's so funny, I laughed until my socks dropped off.

TarracoStyle said...

preciosa fiesta!!!!
muchos besos

Clare said...

Your grandchildren look sweet - it looks like a wonderful celebration. I'm sure you will all have fun.

stardust said...

Happy Purim to you, Yael, and your family! Living free overcoming oppression is the most important. Your grandchildren are so lovely and the boy looks so amusing in a cheerful way.

Yoko

stardust said...

Hi, again. I forgot to tell you to give my best regards to Uri.

Yoko

Magia da Inês said...

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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