Celebrating Purim

Celebrating Purim

The holiday of Purim begins at sundown on Wednesday February, 28th.   Although the kids always look forward to the carnivals held in many communities, there are lots of fun ways for the whole family to observe the holiday.

If you have ever wondered why it is customary to dress up in costume, Chabad has some answers for you. It is also traditional to send baskets of goodies called Mishloach Manot.   And if you are ready to try making your own hamantaschen, here is a simple recipe from Bon Appetit.

If you can’t make it to synagogue to hear the whole magillah you can do so here, or maybe you prefer just the basic plot and themes.

And in this age of #MeToo, maybe it is time to give the character of Vashti a rethink.

However you celebrate, we wish you a Chag Purim Sameach, Happy Purim.

Michele Rosenfield

About Michele Rosenfield

Michele is a Jewish educator who has developed and taught various online courses. Prior to her midlife career change, Michele was a Systems Consultant for Ernst and Young and an Account Manager for Automatic Data Processing. Michele has a BA in Computer Science from Brandeis University, an MBA in Accounting from Fordham, and an MA in Jewish Education from The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Michele and her family reside in Metuchen, NJ.