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Happy Purim

It's one of those

  • they tried to kill us
  • we won
  • let's eat

holidays, but I get to eat one of my favorite foods, hamentaschen. Those are triangular-shaped pastries filled with poppy seeds, chocolate, jam, whatever. Very tasty.

My wife conducted a kids' band (+ 1 adult) tonight at our temple and the Rabbis put on a skit that was pretty funny. I used to think it was a holiday just for kids, but I'm still into Purim. G-d is not mentioned anywhere in the story. Purim comes at the end of the Jewish calendar year, and Passover starts it out. In Passover, G-d does everything for us, but by Purim, our lives are in our own hands. It's a kind of weaning from divine intervention.