Purim

Hamantaschen Time

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Purim is arguably the most festive holiday of the Jewish year. There are many traditional elements to the holiday — we celebrate salvation from...

Happy Fun Purim! A Real Favorite

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A group of Jewish women were recently asked what their favorite holiday was.  The majority answered, “Purim!”  Why?  Because it is fun, can be...

HoCo to Host Annual Purim Palooza

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Few things bring Howard County’s Jewish community together like Purim Palooza and the Kids Activity Expo, and the 24th annual holiday event is expected...

Sober Purim

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While many people can’t wait to crack open the booze each Purim, some in Baltimore’s Jewish community find themselves in a difficult situation, struggling...

Purim Change of Pace

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Hamantaschen talk is always about the filling: prune, poppy, apricot and strawberry, just to name a few favorites. I love being creative with the...

Purim Roundup!

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Purim begins at sundown on Wednesday, March 5. The JT has put together a selection of events and megillah readings in the area. From...

Fun Purim Crafts For Kids

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Make a Purim Grooger You will need: Popping corn pencil empty juice can (with only 2 holes at the top that were used for pouring cardboard scissors colored felt household cement glue Put a...

Purim Primer: Some quick facts about the Festival of Lots

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Purim is a minor festival telling the story of the saving of the Jews from possible annihilation in the Persian Empire, 473 B.C.E. The...

Self-Invented Character Groggers

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(Ages 3 to 10) Materials Needed Empty (clean and dry) plastic milk or juice container with handle (quart or half-gallon), save the lid too! White glue, scissors Beans,...

Designer Mishloach Manot

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(Ages 12-16 years) Materials Needed: Colorful pasteboard Assorted wrapping paper Ribbon Self-adhesive stickers Clear tape Scissors Tissue paper for inner wrap Actual gifts for inside (at least two different foods) Instructions: Step 1—Bring one corner...