Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Havdalah 2

With Purim happening Saturday night and Sunday, this was a busy weekend. Just before we read the Megillah we celebrated the end of Shabat with a Havdalah ritual, and then the eating began! Joseph, the rabbi's son, was holding out a bag of spices for me to sniff.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Purim 2017

For anything/everything you ever wanted to know about Purim you can read it here. It's a festival of redemption and celebration. A day to wear costumes, drink, and get crazy. We read the Megilah - the story of Esther, niece of Mordechai who became queen of Persia and outsmarted the wicked Haman, the progeny of Amalek. So it's really a story about righting the wrongs of King Saul.

One of the Blues Brothers:

Queen Esther:

Reading the Megilah: