As the day that celebrates the salvation of the physical existence of the Jewish people, Purim is the most physical of the festivals. Its observances include giving gifts of money to the poor, sending food portions to friends, and eating a sumptuous meal accompanied by plentiful drink in the closing hours of the festival.
Hamantashen and kreplach, both with their fillings hidden inside, allude to the hidden nature of the Purim miracle. On a lighter note, the three-pointed hamantashen are said to evoke Haman’s three-pointed hat or his triangular ears.
In addition to recipes for these two Purim traditions, we have included a number of recipes you can use for the Purim feast.
Thanks so much!!!!! ~ Carole
I'm not sure why the comments are from previous years but I wanted to inform the readers that there are many Kosher Cream Cheese products sold in Toronto.
I am not Jewish but I often purchase Kosher Products, including Chicken, because I prefer the taste and know that they are "clean".
I live in an area of Toronto where many Orthodox Jews live. The most popular Cream Cheese available everywhere is made by WESTERN CREAMERY (certified Kosher). The taste and texture is far superior to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. There are also numerous Jewish Dairy Stores in Toronto: Daiter's and United Bakery that also sells the best Pea Soup and Cheesecake in the city.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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West Hollywood, L.A. CA
North Augusta, sc
I made my Hamentaschen last night, and am fasting today...looking forward to being able to enjoy!!! ;.)
Virginia Beach, Va