Purim, the Jewish holiday of costumes, festive food, hamantaschen and the Book of Esther, falls this year on March 20. We have begun preparing our annual oatmeal containers that we decorate, fill with edible treats and hand out to a few friends. My daughter created the scene above; I scanned it into the computer, and we plan to print it in a variety of sizes to paste unto the containers.
If you are celebrating, have you done anything to get ready? Any thoughts on the upcoming holiday? Questions?
- Ilana-Davita (from 2009) writes on the relevance of the Purim narrative.
- G6 baked some lovely hamantaschen!
- Mother in Israel has a guest post on by Mara Strom on Easy and Inspiring Purim Crafts
12 thoughts on “Purim Illustrated: Esther Points”
Whoa! Don’t we have another week till Rosh Chodesh. I guess it’s time to start thinking about Purim. (Even in this leap year, it just kind of creeps all of sudden.)
It’s sort of like the retail business, who are a season ahead. Bloggers need to be about a month ahead…
I had forgotten about this post. Thanks for reminding me. Before Purim, I need to find a synagogue for the reading of the meguillah (unless we have one in my hometown) and find a new recipe for a change.
Look forward to any recipe ideas you share.
Your daughter’s drawing is tells the story well. Haman looks like he has been caught! Hooray for Esther for speaking out! 🙂
Ya, GO ESTHER!
What a wonderful drawing! LOL, ys, GO ESTHER!
What a lovely drawing, she’s got a real eye for proportion and color. And March 20? Aack, I’d better get my son’s costume organized! Maya’s done already, she’s going to be a doctor :). I can’t even begin to tell you how overjoyed I am that we seem to be out of the princess years!
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A doctor? Exciting!
We will be having a Dobby from Harry Potter this year. Or maybe I should say a Winky?
Bravo! She does me proud every time!