Archive for March 9th, 2009

Holiday Invite: Purim on the Net

Monday, March 9th, 2009

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Happy Purim!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of the most joyous of Jewish holidays, Purim. This fun and festive holiday commemorates a major victory for the Jewish people over oppression in ancient Persia.

Come explore the story of Purim with us. Learn all about the major players: Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Esther’s uncle Mordechai, and the evil Haman. Discover how Israelis enjoy the frivolity of Purim. Test your knowledge of little know Purim facts and figures in our Did You Know? Purim column.

Learn all about the requirements and proscriptions of this holiday, including drinking ’til you drop and sending Purim gift baskets. Known as mishloach manot, these gift baskets are stuffed with traditional Purim goodies like Hamantashen. (If you have never eaten one of these three cornered cookies, you will definitely want to try out one of our recipes.)

If you have children at home, share the spirit of the holiday with them by making Purim crafts, such as Purim masks and noisemakers (known as graggers), and by getting dressed up in costumes.

We look forward to celebrating with you! Please join us anytime, at our celebration Purim on the Net, between now and March 10th (i.e. the 14th of Hebrew month of Adar), when Purim is celebrated.

Purim begins at sundown on Monday March 09th, 2009.

Happy Holidays!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Purim 2009 (03/09)

Monday, March 9th, 2009

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

March 09 : Begins @ sundown tonight

Did you know that the holiday of Purim begins on the 13th of Adar with the Fast of Esther? In Hebrew, this fast is known as Ta’anit Esther*. The day-long fast commemorates Esther’s three-day fast before she revealed her true identity to the king and pleaded for her people’s safety.

*Ta’anit Esther is observed today till sundown when Purim officially begins.

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim begins tonight at sundown. It 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.

Visit our Purim celebration for more information and fun!

(March 09) Tonight we're celebrating . . .  Purim

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Purim (begins at sundown)
The most festive of Jewish holidays, 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.

Visit our Purim celebration Purim on the Net. We’ve got 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! We hope you find something you like!

(March 09) Today we're celebrating. . .  National Napping Day

Monday, March 9th, 2009
National Napping Day

While I nodded, nearly napping,
suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping,
rapping at my chamber door.


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Yeah. Its probably the bossman slapping you upside the head!

Actually today’s the day to “lie down and be counted” in support of workplace napping.

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