Sunday, March 16, 2014

Chag Purim Sameach!

Hamentaschen recipe HERE

Chag Purim Sameach - Happy Purim!  We are smack-dab in the middle of it, as we say down south!  Purim began at sundown last evening and continues through till sundown tonight. 

Purim is a time of fun, food and fellowship in our lives.  We read "the whole magilla" - the entire book of Esther and we remember the power of Adonai to save us in times of distress.  We also remember that, like Esther, we were born for such a time as this - to fulfill G-d's call on our lives.  You can learn about Purim here on my blog.  

Didn't my hamentaschen turn out beautifully?  I was very pleased with them this year.  I think I have the hang of using my thumbs to make the shape of Hamen's hat.  They're very easy to make with my recipe here

We did a Purim play at the synagogue and it was so much fun.  Some people dressed up and some just wore hats.  We used printed scripts and didn't rehearse (on purpose), so that added to the laughter.  Here's the cast:

Before the play started, we had a surprise visit from the oldest rabbi of Israel.  He was visiting the area, and dropped in for a visit.  He was a hoot!

After the play started, we had another surprise visitor.  Our grandson walked through the play unexpectedly....
Our grandson stealing the show!
That little stinker had gone in the other room and found the oldest rabbi's get-up.  He put it on and came strolling through the play.  We all cracked up!!!  I would say he's a ham, but that's not kosher. (laughing).  Anyway, he really stole the show.  Here's a picture I took after the party:  

Chag Purim is one of the songs we sing at Purim:

And I love the Maccabeats that tells the story of Purim in a fun way:

I'd love to hear about your Purim celebration!

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  1. Chag Purim Sameach to you as well Gail! We had a wonderful celebration at our Messianic Synagogue last night. I dressed as Queen Esther and my husband dressed as my beloved Uncle Mordechai. The youth group performed the Purim play and they did a fantastic proud of each one of them!!! "Booing" Haman is so much fun! We had a great meal afterwards and the fellowship was sweet! I'm so grateful to Adonai that He has revealed this path to me and my has been a glorious journey on His path! Shalom and blessings to you and your family!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your Purim experience with us. It really is a joy to celebrate Adonai's feasts and festivals.