Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Purim!

Happy Purim!! I just love Purim! Getting to eat hamantashen, having fun at shul, just good old fun!
 I kicked off my celebration by making my own hamantashen over the weekend! I used the same recipe we've been using for years and years, just gluten free, of course. I made my fav flavors: strawberry and apricot. Yum-o!
 They came out so great and I gave a bunch to friends in my mishloach manot. Seriously wish it was okay to make these all year round! Come to think of it, who says I can't?
 I went to shul last night for the megillah reading. We had such a good reading, people reading the book of Esther in funny voices and sound effects. It reminds me of my Rabbi as a kid using silly voices.
 I totally forgot my gragger this year, although come to think of it, I don't actually have one... That's were a loud voice comes in handy - anything to stamp out Haman's name!
 I love watching the kids in the minyan - they love Purim as much as I did as a kid! It's so cute to see them in their costumes this year. Nothing like little kids, dressed up, on sugar, way past bedtime!
 The Purim shpeil was hilarious this year! They made fun of our minyan and it was great! Yes, that is Andy in a Mitt Romney mask - it's Massachusetts, after all...
 My costume was an Iron Chef. Get it? I know, I know, budum, bump! Josh and I thought alike, so we were the two Purim chefs. Rena was the mama monkey from "No More Monkey's Jumping on the Bed" - Ruthie, the monkey was MIA at this point.
Of course, good chefs can go rogue! This is all why I love Purim! So much fun - such a change of pace from our usual meetings at shul, having fun, taking pictures, making noise, good old fun!

As we say: they tried to kill us, we won, let's eat/party!! Happy Purim!

15 thoughts on the matter:

tinajo said... {Reply}

Haha, seems like a lot of fun! :-)

Danelle said... {Reply}

I love that you share all of these traditions with us! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

Looks like fun! :)

Kathy said... {Reply}

I love reading your blog for many reasons, but one of them is reading and seeing all your traditions. Altho I have to admit this is a new one for me. But it looks like LOTS of fun :)

Susan said... {Reply}

Happy Purim to you!

Really enjoyed sharing in your celebration...

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

loved reading this - when I was in college I was a nanny for two little boys (who happened to be Jewish) and I fondly remember this! Their GooGoo used to make those pastries!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Tamar, thank you for sharing this -It's always so interesting to see others traditions and celebrations, and the pastry looks so yummy!

Susan said... {Reply}

Happy Purim to you! Love how the jelly in your hamantashen looks like a heart in the top right corner of the first picture. Love the joy and fun that you captured in these pictures too.

SarahinSC said... {Reply}

Looks like such a fun time! I enjoy reading about your traditions!

Susan said... {Reply}

Here's what I know about Purim....a little bit more than before I read your post. Iron chef...badum bump. Those pastries look yummy and I htink you should make them year 'round.
Glad this was a fun time for you.

DaenelT said... {Reply}

Oh wow! It looks like great fun was had by all.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

Those first few shots look so tasty & the whole post just so much fun.

deb duty said... {Reply}

Looks like so much fun!

Sian said... {Reply}

This looks like so much fun!

Rachel said... {Reply}

Oh my goodness - it looks like such a fun time! I had to look up Purim to try to figure out what the costumes were about - and now I am jealous of all the fun the kids were having!

And those hamantashen look delicious! Did you notice that perfect red heart in the first picture?! :)