Sunday, March 27, 2005

Purim!

Thursday was Purim, the only holiday where Jews are obligated to get drunk. There are a couple of ways to get out of the commandment, and to be honest I could not spot anyone obviously inebriated at the service. There is a lot more to Purim than booze though, such as the annual reading of the book of Esther, which is about the Jews of Persia being saved from annihilation, and the Hamentaschen, which are a triangular cookie representative of the tri-cornered hat worn by Haman, the villain of the story. More information at the link.


Purim!


Lauren is waving a grager, a noisemaker used to drown out the word Haman every time it is mentioned in the book.


Noah sleeping through Purim! Apricot and raspberry Hamentaschen pictured, prune and lemon not eaten. Bleh.

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