Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Purim Leprechaun?

Every year our family dresses in a thematic costume. We have masquerades as Pirates, Greasers, Indians and more. This year we donned costumes from the Wizard of Oz. While our kids portrayed the Wicked Witch, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man … Continue reading

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Pay It Forward on Purim

Giving is contagious. Check out this Starbucks “experiment” a couple of years ago. A small gesture of holiday cheer grew to involve about 500 coffee drinkers in a chain of giving in Marysville, Washington. At about 8 a.m. Wednesday, a … Continue reading

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The Four Questions of Purim

What are the four questions of Purim? How can we grow from the 24 hour experience? The four traditions of Purim signify four dimensions of development. The Reading of the Book of Esther – The miracle of Purim represents our … Continue reading

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The Lights

For the Jews there was light and gladness. This verse from the Book of Esther celebrates the possibility of joy following a time of intense darkness and sadness. For the Jews in the time of Purim, they could not envision … Continue reading

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Fast Forward

Judaism teaches the value of enjoying life. We do not believe the road to holiness resides in abstinence and isolation but elevation and engagement. The first commandment in the Bible enjoined Adam and Eve to eat from every tree in … Continue reading

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