Archive for March 7th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Purim 2009 (03/07)

Saturday, March 7th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim

March 07 : 02 days till Purim

Did you know that the expression “the whole megillah” comes from the holiday of Purim?

On Purim, the story of Esther is read from a scroll known as a megillah. The whole megillah must be read twice on Purim, once at night and once the following morning.

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther. Purim begins at sundown on the 09th of March.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our Purim celebration for our list of Did You Know? Purim facts.

(March 07) Today we're celebrating. . .  Genealogy Day

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Genealogy Day
Its the end of Celebrate Your Name Week, and we’ve celebrated your name, your middle name, your friends and family’s names.

Now its time to get to know your ancestors. Starting a family tree will not only help you learn your own history, but that of your family as well. One name at a time.

Good hunting!

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