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Celebrating Purim

Posted by: Mark Lazar on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The evolution of how, what and when a Jew learns is quite interesting. Shabbat is known as a “challah-day” to our preschoolers. For our youth, Hanukkah is a day of miracles, celebrating the little cruise of oil which lasted eight days, which in some households coincides with the number of gifts.  And Purim is a day when you can dress up in costume, make lots of noise when the bad guy Haman’s name is called out and eat triangular baked cookies, which either represent his hat or his ear…depending on your belief system.

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