Purim Fun

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Purim is Saturday evening (February 23) through Sunday (February 24). This is a fun holiday when children (and even adults) dress-up in costumes (as one of the Purim story characters or of anything else!). Most synagogues have a Purim service, carnival, or other celebration.

 

During the service, you will hear the story of Purim read from a special scroll called a "megillah" and people will "boo" or shake noisemakers (called "graggers") when the name Haman, the story's antagonist, is read.

 

The message of Purim is about Queen Esther's bravery and her coming to affirm her own Jewish identity and responsibility for her community. It's a story of joy and freedom, with many ethical messages that still resonate today.

 

For more about Purim, visit www.interfaithfamily.com/purim.

 

Have you ever been to a Purim celebration? Check out the Chicagoland organizations page (www.interfaithfamily.com/chicagoland) to see which synagogues in your area are offering programs open to all.

 

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