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Hamantash, The

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A look inside a traditional Brooklyn bakery
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With terror victims in mind, a Purim project in Florida is timed to a holiday bat mitzvah celebration
As a direct result of terror attacks in Israel that began in full force following the High Holidays, two 11-year-olds in Florida hope to make a small but significant difference in the weeks before Purim. And they plan to do so in a hands-on and rather cre...
Wondering why hamantaschen are traditional Purim fare? The reasons and symbolism are abundant. Check out The History and Meaning of Hamantaschen. Today I’ve got a great roundup of sweet hamantaschen, traditional and nontraditional. Choose some to make, or...
Has the Purim frenzy hit you yet? The stores in my neighborhood have been showcasing children’s costumes for weeks already. Royal red capes and flared princess gowns seem to be as popular as ever. Last week I even saw some young entrepreneurs setting up s...
Dancing while weeping Following the chazzanim’s departure, I received a letter from them. After thanking me for various things, they wrote: “This is the first time in our lives we have witnessed such a phenomenon like the Rabbi of Yekatrinoslav, who, even...
A Jew from Yekatrinoslav in Lemberg On my way to America in 1946, I stopped in Lemberg [Lvov] for a week in order to procure some necessary documents. While there, I stayed with several other travelers. Our arrangements there were clandestine, and my iden...
Hamantaschen The festival of Purim arrived. We had a Megillat Esther Handwritten Scroll of Esther, read aloud on Purim evening and morning., which I had once included in a food package I had sent my husband. For Purim we were visited by two evacuees, a yo...
Beyond the bare bones requirements, a wealth of customs have grown around this joyous day. Here are some, ranging from the well-known to the more obscure.
There are some things that “everyone knows.” Turns out not all of them are true.
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