The day after tomorrow, we will congregate, dressed in costumes, to hear the annual reading of Megillas Esther, the story of Purim. Alas, Beautiful People, I will not have time to bake traditional Hamentaschen, so I am repeating last year’s post. However, I will be making totally different Purim treats with a whole bunch of the Lasting Joy club members. Stay tuned for announcement and recipe and join us remotely, if you can!
This recipe and many more stories and recipes are in my book, available at amazon.com/author/koolkosherkitchen.
Today’s word prompt is CONGREGATE https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/congregate/
Have a joyful Purim!
These pastries are called Hamantaschen. We can no more imagine the holiday of Purim without them than without the graggers – noisemakers gleefully shaken by children and adults alike to drown the name of the evil villain Haman.
That’s a story of Purim in a nutshell. Once again, the Jewish people, marked for wholesale slaughter, were saved through the good offices of the beautiful and pious Queen Esther and her uncle, the wise and righteous Mordechai. To commemorate this event, we read (or at least listen to) Megillas Esther (the Scroll of Esther) where the entire story is recorded in minute details. Every time when Haman (may his memory be erased forever) is mentioned, we make all kinds of noises, and not necessarily by using traditional graggers that look like this:
…but also anything that makes loud noises. I play castanets. A friend of mine, a very reserved lady…
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