Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Purim!

Happy (belated) Purim! Purim is really a fun holiday, one where we can be festive and celebrate, and not be too somber, Plus, getting to celebrate it at school/work is extra filling in the hamantashen. 

Friday, we celebrated at school, since Purim itself was Sunday this year. We started the day with a whole school t'fillah and read excerpts from the megillah. The Hebrew department put on a lovely rendition of Swan Lake and the rest of the day we simply celebrated! The kids had great costumes and it is just a fun day to "let our hair down" and revel in the happiness. 
Of course, I couldn't let a Purim season go by without making a batch of hamantashen. I have such fond memories from making them as a kid and well, it's still fun at 26. 
My minyan was having an "Iron Chef Hamantashen" so I had high stakes - to prove gluten free can be tasty! I made strawberry, apricot, and raspberry ones. I thought they tasted pretty darn good...and apparently others thought so too, because I tied for first place with friends of mine who made regular gluten-filled hamantashen! Go team gluten-free!!
Saturday night, there was a great megillah reading and shpeil (funny play) at shul. And of course lots of noshing on hamantashen (-: 

Sunday, actual Purim day, I went to Morry and Rachel's for a Purim feast, one of the laws of Purim. Lots of eating was done and Morry did a hilarious PPT (pixelated purim torah) presentation which was a hilarious explanation of the holiday - lots of laughing - the main goal of the holiday! 

And now - the countdown to Pesach...(too soon?)

17 thoughts on the matter:

tinajo said... {Reply}

How fun with festivities like that! :-)

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Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

Sounds like fun and way to go team gluten free!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

The Hamantashen looks really good! :)

Morry said... {Reply}

I'm making the blog quite regularly these days! Do you have any other pictures from the seudah?

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

That looks like a lot of fun! Your hamantashen looked so tasty too! Congrats on tying for first place!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

What good times. So funny - I was just thinking about making those. :)

Sharon said... {Reply}

Looks like you really celebrated! I love seeing the different ages and generations all enjoying life together.

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Aww it looks like lots of fun, love your little cakes, I need to try some, I have such a sweet tooth :)

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

Looks yummy! :)

Party of 5 said... {Reply}

congrats on typing for first place, lots like you all had lots of fun too.

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Go team GF! I would love to taste one! Looks like lots of fun was had by all. I love these posts each year to see what fun you all have gotten up to! I love the sense of community represented in these images!

...melody... said... {Reply}

Very neat! Those look delicious!

Betty Manousos said... {Reply}

how fun!

those looks delicious! drooling

happy wednesday~

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

sounds fun! it's too hard to prepare for pesach right after purim - so many goodies around to eat up!

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

Oh it is so fun to read about your life / religious traditions. I love it!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Congrats on tying for first place! Those look like the pineapple tarts my MIL makes, except hers are flower-shaped. :)

jeannettestgermain said... {Reply}

Love the cookie baking -one wouldn't say when they're done that they had been made from a circle! Costumes - which kid doesn't like that?