Posts Tagged ‘Purim’

Purim Party Costumes Around Metro Detroit

Party-goers of all ages had plenty of fun dressing up on Purim this year — below are submissions from our Purim contest and all around town.   The Enchanting Fairy Queen and Princess  Batman and Batgirl    A Bunch of Bears    Baby Monkey and Her Banana The Patriotic Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam They…

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Finding Joy on Purim

Roni encourages everyone to get little silly on Purim, while also making sure to show plenty of kindness toward yourself and others. By Roni Leibovitch When was the last time you made yourself laugh? Has someone once put you down in attempt to elevate their own self-worth, yet still, you were vindicated? These are all…

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No-Fail Hamantaschen Recipe

Food blogger Bobbie Lewis has perfected a hand-me-down hamantaschen recipe. By Barbara (Bobbie) Lewis These fruit, nut or poppy-filled cookies are popular on the Jewish festival of Purim, which commemorates the events told in the Book of Esther. This year, Purim falls on March 21. The cookie’s three-cornered shape is supposed to represent Haman’s hat,…

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Froup of happy friends drinking and toasting beer at brewery bar restaurant - Friendship concept with young people having fun together at cool vintage pub - Focus on middle pint glass - High iso image

Partying Too Hard on Purim

Drinking heavily on Purim can leave lasting impressions. By Louis Finkelman You can look through the entire Hebrew Bible and nearly all of rabbinic literature without finding anything positive about getting drunk. That is, until you come to Rabba’s statement: “A person must get ‘spiced’ on Purim until he does not know the difference between…

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Purim Carnival

Celebrate Purim with us at our annual SHORESH Purim Carnival! Come dressed in your favorite costume for games, music, activities, prizes, treats and more. There’s something for everyone. All ages welcome! The Purim Carnival is hosted by our Shir Shalom Temple Youth high school students. All proceeds go to teen programming, education, and scholarships.

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Traditional Jewish Hamantaschen cookies with berry jam. Purim celebration concept. Jewish carnival holiday background

Purim Parties in Metro Detroit

There’s no shortage of holiday fun in Metro Detroit this Purim. Here’s a roundup of celebrations for everyone! By JN Staff Pop-Up Purim Estie Tolwin at Aish HaTorah is offering “pop-up Purim” experiences. “Want to do Purim with you and your friends,without any hassle or fuss?” she asks. “Let us make Purim come alive for…

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Purim celebration concept (jewish carnival holiday).

Show Us Your Best Purim Costume

The Jewish News staff wants to see you decked out in your best Purim costume! Whether you’re heading out to a Purim party, sending your kids in costume to school/day care, or celebrating at home while noshing on hamantaschen, please share a photo or two (high-resolution photos are preferred) for a chance to be featured…

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Detroit Jews for Justice Hosts Purim Extravaganza

Detroit Jews for Justice will present its fourth-annual Purim Extravaganza at Ant Hall in Hamtramck (2320 Caniff) on Tuesday March 19, from 5-7 p.m.  Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, this event is free; tickets at The DJJ Purim spiel is a punchy and passionate short play written and performed by members…

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Sarah Pappas and Asa Berkow-Pappas, 2, watch the actors on stage.

Faces & Places – Purim Around The D

Purim is one of the most joyous Jewish holidays, and Detroiters got into the spirit of the holiday by dressing up, hearing the Megillat Esther, booing Haman and just enjoying themselves. Here are photos from various gatherings. Detroit Jews for Justice • Ant Hall • Hamtramck Photos by Jerry Zolynsky Shaarey Zedek • “Jewstice League”…

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Clown’s face - Purim arrangement with Hamentashen, Gragger, Funny glasses and a red nose

Smile For Purim. It’s A Mitzvah!

On Purim, it’s a mitzvah to be happy, which sparks the question: How do you turn on happiness with a flick of the switch? It also gets you wondering the age-old question about what came first — not in terms of poultry this time, but happy people. Were they always smiling, which made them happy?…

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