Friday, March 13, 2009


and today,
we celebrate

we celebrate 
the deliverance of the jewish people
during the ancient persian empire
from haman's plot
to have them annihilated;
and esther's heroic role
in their extrication.

we dress in costumes,
sing merry songs,
dance festive dances,
watch comical skits,
and then
eat traditional pastries,
oznei haman
(haman's ears)



Chrissy Johnson said...

Look at the little pirate! This is precious!

d/b/c/m said...

i've loved catching up on your blog and getting a vicarious escape to russia and london. love your pics, prose, and precious little nenas!

OnGod'sErrand said...

How were Haman's ears?! Yummy, I hope. Is this a traditional Russian holday? Very interesting!

di said...

o jen i love it! dan and i celebrated purim at the Park City Synogogue - we were asked to be the judges (unbiased strangers in the congregation) of the costume contest! we got engaged later that night (after midnight - so not technically on the same night of purim which is supposedly not a night one should get engaged on...or some i'm told by my jewish friends)