Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Two things-

Happy Purim!

Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the saving of the Jews from a pending massacre during the Persian period.  You can read about Purim in the book of Esther- the heroine who saves her people.  Purim is a wildly celebrated holiday- just ask my kids!  Last night they celebrated with my husband and his mother at the Temple; I was in class.  All the kids wore costumes and ran around yelling and twirling noise makers!  There was pizza and cookies, soda and a carnival!  They also got to watch adults make fools of themselves on stage!  Totally awesome.

You can read more about Purim HERE.

Second- Speaking of Esther, did you know that March is National Women's History Month?  I'll bet you didn't!  Every year a theme is chosen to be represented through the month.  This year the theme for National Women's History Month is "Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet" and helps to highlight women who have taken the lead in environmental issues.

You can read the President's press release about it (and you should!) HERE.

Also, there is a super awesome page about NWHM HERE.

On that note- I am hungry.

Enjoy your day lovelies!



Anonymous said...

happy purim! hope you're enjoying lots o' hamentashcen!!!

musicjunkie said...

Thanks for the links....I learnded some shtuff today =0P

Someone at the White House needs to learn to use the space bar, there were only like 20 errors on that page, lol.

Anonymous said...

you have no idea...i even know about mishloach manot--and have gotten a few too! enjoy.

Cristine said...

Thanks for the links! Hope you're doing well!

The Food Librarian said...

Happy Purim! Have a hametashcen for me! ;)

Avenu Shalom A Danger! said...

Such sweet Purim fun! If anyone has a hamentashcen recipe we will gladly use it...

Gentle Reader said...

I love me some Purim. I make killer hamantashen! I have a great recipe from the Fast and Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays cookbook by Marlene Sorosky. Enjoy!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Happy purim to you and your family!

Thanks for the links - nice to keep learning :0)

Rosie x