Saturday, February 23, 2013
Rabbi Ron Shulman of Chizuk Amuno Congregation writes about overcoming threat through courage and conviction this holiday.
"On Purim we laugh, mock, dress in costumes, and act silly. Why? Why is Purim the funny holiday?" Shulman writes in "Thoughts & Teachings." By celebrating a victory over annihilation, and celebrating the good, "We transform the threat of annihilation into the joy of living," he said. Read more of his writing on Chizuk Amuno's website.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Temple Oheb Shalom offers wine tasting, "Oh What a Shpiel," a Megillah reading, vodka tasting, dinner and show on Saturday for $25 per person.
We've put together some events, including Megillah readings, shpiels, carnivals and more, to help plan your holiday celebration.
The Purim holiday begins at sundown Saturday, Feb. 23. SATURDAY, FEB. 23 6:30 p.m. Absolute Purim Celebration. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a wine tasting, this celebration includes Oh What a Shpiel! performace, The Jersey Bosy Megillah; a 7:30 p.m. dinner and show with belly dancing and Persian-style food. At Temple Oheb Shalom Congregation. Adults only. $25 per person. BYOB 6:30 p.m. Purim Un-Plugged at Beth Tfiloh. Bring a box of pasta or rice for your gragger, to be donated to a local food bank. Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Rd. 7 p.m. Purim Un-Plugged at Beth Tfiloh. Preschool Puppet Show followed by a mini carnival. Mintzes Theatre/Tuvin Hall. Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Rd. 7 p.m. Purim Un-plugged at Beth …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Pikesville Patch Facebook fans say the following bakeries are their favorite places to buy the traditional pastry popular for the Jewish holiday of Purim.
With Purim coming up at sundown Feb. 23, we were wondering what readers think is the best place to buy Hamantaschen? Those are the filled, triangular pastries found at grocery stores and bakeries as the holiday approaches. Vote for your favorite place in the poll. The stores included were suggested by Pikesville Patch's Facebook fans. Like Pikesville Patch on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. To get Pikesville news in your email box each morning, sign up for our newsletter.
Purim 2013 is just days away, so we asked some Pikesville Patch users which flavor they prefer.
Hamentaschen. Look around the grocery stores and bakeries this week, and you'll see a variety of triangular, filled pastries, ready to be sold for Purim. The traditional Jewish pastry comes with many types of fillings, including fruit, nuts or chocolate, and represent the shape of the hat and pockets worn by Haman, the villain and enemy of the Jews in Megillat Esther, a story also known as The Scroll of Esther. In the story, the Jews are not massacred as planned, but they defeat the anti-Semite Haman and his followers, according to the book Essential Judaism. Like Pikesville Patch on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. To get Pikesville news in your email box each morning, sign up for our newsletter. Purim which means "lots," is celebrated…