What struck me was that, for families, the power of Purim is in the invitation to have raucous, laughing, celebratory fun – whether it’s parading as Queen Esther or listening to the Megillah (with graggers drowning out Haman’s name) or planning costumes.
- Poppyseed (mohn) – 38.46% (still my fave, too!)
- Prune – 15.38%
- Chocolate – 7.69%
- Jelly/jam – 30.77%
- Nutella – 23.08%
- Savory – 7.69%
Do you roll out your dough or make little balls and press them down with the heel of your hand?
- Use a rolling pin – 58.33%
- Make little balls – 41.67%
- Other: “Normally, I buy them!!”
If you were to try a new kind of hamentaschen that you’ve never had before, what would it be?
- Savory – like sweet potato – 44.4%
- Savory – like French onion – 0%
- Mint chocolate chip – 22.22%
- Peanut butter – 44.44%
- Sweet wine – 0%
- I don’t really like them
If you make shalach manot baskets, what else do you include (other than hamentaschen)?
- Candies – 40%
- Fudge – 10%
- Nuts – 30%
- Dried fruit – 30%
- Fresh fruit – 50%
- Organic fruit & “healthy” packaged snacks
What else about Purim is special for you? (selected responses)
- I just love that the children dress up and really participate in the holiday.
- I love the shpiel! Every year!
- Memories of dressing up and parading around like Queen Esther!
- The megillah reading when kids and adults are in the same service.
- Reading the scroll with lots of members together.
- I host a costume party the Saturday night before the Purim shpiel, so it feels like a long holiday rather than just the shpiel/carnival at Sunday school.
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