Happy Purim!

Happy Purim!
Happy Purim!

I didn’t feel like going to synagogue tonight. Long day, aches, tired… but I’m glad I went. Jewish holidays are better with friends.

Whatever sense we make (or don’t) of the Scroll of Esther, this much is certainly true: what we Jews have is one another.

I wish you a joyful Purim!

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at http://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

11 thoughts on “Happy Purim!”

    1. Thank you Sheila! I bought my “Purim kippah” from a shop in Jerusalem 12 years ago. It makes any outfit into an instant costume. Purim sameach!

  1. I was going to stay home, but changed my mind, and went to the Aquarian Minyan’s event. It was a very good idea, and worth while to do something out of my box. I get scared in big crowds, but this event was actaully quite friendly.

      1. Ah, no, I thought they were just ethnically appropriate. 🙂 My last boy was an orange and white Maine Coon, who was the best EVAR. Now I have a little fluffy tortie diva girl, and a big shorthair idiot tuxedo boy. Both rescues.

        1. They sound delightful. My last cat was a Maine Coon, like his predecessors a rescue. Now I have 3 toy poodles, all rescues: Gabi, Princess, and Jojo.

  2. Growing up, Purim always had a sort of Valentines Day feel to it. There is so much to love about Purim…costumes, megillah, carnival games, greggars, hamantashen. But there was something else, and it is where the Valentines Day part comes in.
    Purim has always been an especially happy holiday in my family. My maternal grandparents, who were happily married for 56 years, were married on Purim…in 1916, I think. My Nana always made wonderful hamantashen, (prune and also poppy seed) to celebrate both the holiday and their anniversary. Their solid partnership and romantic love, and deep respect for each other was a shining example to all who knew them and they, individually and together were special….. the heart and hearth of the entire family. I always remember them on Purim and the memories are warm and joyful, full of love and laughter.

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