Thursday, February 21, 2013

Purim



 , Hi
. Happy Purim
? How Are You
.  This week we will celebrate Purim
Purim from the word pur ,is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).
According to the Book of Esther, in the Hebrew Bible, Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus (presumed to be Xerxes I of Persia), planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his adopted daughter Queen Esther. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing.
Purim is celebrated by giving mutual gifts of food and drink (mishloach manot), giving charity to the poor (mattanot la-evyonim), a celebratory meal (se'udat Purim), and public recitation of the Scroll of Esther (keriat ha-megillah), additions to the prayers and the grace after meals (al hannisim). Other       customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration













Purim - we all love it and especially loved by children.
When we were kids we waited all year for Purim at school...
We had a carnival, and prizes and all kinds of competitions, laughter and joy.
Even the teachers were fooling around...

And months ahead our mothers used to sew the dresses and costumes,

I found in my album, photo from Purim of 1977-I was 4 years old
 (See the quality of the picture ...)
What was the costume you wore in your childhood?
I be happy if you share the pictures of your costume...


Talila ,purim 1977











: A link to a site where you can find an amazing recipe for Hamantaschen                                                                                                


Tips and Recommendations Makeup for Halloween and Purim:
halloween-costume- makeup 


















Purim everyone drinks himself into Sensory loss
So here are some pictures from the parades in Israel.








This morning there was great excitement -
the children go to kindergarten in costume ...

 Stav, dressed up as Sammy the firefighter,
... And my baby Noga dressed as a beetle














I be happy if you share the pictures of your costume
 Happy holiday
Talila.