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Gragger, The

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Rabbi David Abudraham (14th century, Spain) writes that there had been an earlier custom for children to draw a picture or write the name of Haman on wood or stones
A challenge-free existence creates complacency and lacks depth. But when we turn challenge into an opportunity for growth we become stronger. The festival of Purim has a unique message...
To relive the miraculous events of Purim, listen to the reading of the Megillah (the Scroll of Esther) twice: once on Purim eve and again on Purim day.
There are two holidays on which we spin. The Chanukah dreidel is spun from above. Purim's gragger is turned from below...
Suddenly, there was an awful noise. The name of Haman had been read, and little Yaakov was swinging his gragger with all his might. Everyone became very frightened. One man wanted to take the gragger away from him...
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.
Who ever said push pops were only for food and desserts? They also make the perfect graggers with endless possibilities of creativity and design! Here are three ideas, for Queen Esther, Mordechai and a clown, but you can decorate them with anything Purim ...
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