Archive for March 21st, 2008

Invite: Purim on the Net

Friday, March 21st, 2008

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Happy Purim!
Purim Sameach!

The most joyful day in the Jewish calendar is upon us. So get out your groggers and let’s make some noise!

Join our Purim on the Net festivities at Holidays on the Net. Visit us to learn more about the story of Purim, the bravery of Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai (and the wicked plotting of Haman), the special mitzvot (commandments) for Purim celebrants, and even how Israelis are celebrating Purim this year.

Of course, no party would be complete without the treats! We’ve got it covered – from out-of-this-world hamantashen recipes to how-to’s for your mishloach manot (Purim food baskets). And if you’ve got kids, then you’ll definitely want to check out our no-sew costume suggestions and fun Purim crafts page.

Purim 2008 began at sundown last night, Thursday, March 20th.

We look forward to celebrating together!

Happy Holidays,


Holidays on the Net

(March 21) Today we're observing . . .  Good Friday

Friday, March 21st, 2008

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Good Friday (Christian)
The Friday before Easter, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Among some sects of Christianity and in many countries today is a day of fasting.

In Dutch the day is called “Goede Vrijdag”, which can literally be translated as “Good Friday”. In Israel, Good Friday is known as “Big Friday.” In Germany it is “Karfreitag”, an Old German word meaning “Friday of lamentation”, although this meaning is not obvious to speakers of modern German. In Malta, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia (and in the Eastern Orthodox Church generally) the day is called Great Friday. In Armenia it is called “High Friday (Ô±Õ¾Õ¡Õ£ ÕˆÖ‚Ö€Õ¢Õ¡Õ©)”. In Russia they call it “Passion Friday (Strastnaja Pjatnitsa)”. In Latin America, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal the day is called “Holy Friday”; in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Faroe Islands and Iceland it is “Long Friday”. In Portuguese language it is called “Sexta-Feira Santa” meaning “Holy Friday” while the day is named “Mahal na Araw” or Biyernes Santo”(Holy Friday) in the Philippines.*

* source: wikipedia – Good Friday

(March 21) Today we're still celebrating . . .  Purim

Friday, March 21st, 2008
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Purim
Visit our Purim celebration Purim on the Net for more information.  

Visit for stories of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman, we’ve got graggers to spin, masks to print and color, costumes to make, and Hamantashan to bake!

Purim on the Net

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(March 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Sign of Aries

Friday, March 21st, 2008

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Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and associated with fresh vigor and new beginnings. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a confident, aggressive, energetic, active, adventurous, enthusiastic, fair, passionate, and pioneering character but one which is also prone to selfishness, boastfulness, intolerance, impulsiveness, and impatience. In terms of anatomy Aries is said to rule the cranium, jaw, facial bones, brain, upper teeth, carotid arteries, and nerve centers. Physically they are said to be tall in stature, and athletic in appearance.*

Aries, the Ram, is the astrological sign which runs from March 21 to April 19.

* source: wikipedia – Aries

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