Celebrating Purim at Home

There are lots of Purim traditions that take place in synagogues. Purim carnivals. Purim parades. Purim costumes. Reading megillat Esther (the book of Esther). Planning a Purim Party We also love the idea of making merry in your home. If you have cooking-age children, here’s one fun way to bring the customs to life: 1. Invite your kids’ friends in the morning to bake hamentaschen, the tri-cornered pastries that look like Haman’s (the bad guy’s) hats.  A group of 5-8 is about the right size, so that everyone can have a kitchen surface for creating his/her own masterpieces. 2. Find a … [Read more...]