Holiday Invite: Purim on the Net

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Chag Purim Sameach!

Happy Purim! Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of the happy-go-lucky Jewish holiday, Purim. One of the most fun holidays in the Jewish calendar, Purim celebrates the Jewish people’s victory over an evil plot in ancient Persia.

Come visit us at our Purim celebration, Purim on the Net, to learn about the story of Purim, including the holiday’s major players: Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai, and of course, King Achashuerus and his evil advisor, Haman. Learn about the religious obligations of this holiday, including reading the Purim megillah (story) and drinking ’til you drop (told you it was happy-go-lucky occasion!).

On a more sober note, read all about the special tradition of sending Purim gift baskets, known as mishloach manot, to family and friends. The baskets are often filled with traditional Purim baked goodies, such as Hamantashen. (Want to learn how to make these buttery, three-cornered cookies? Try out one of our traditional or alternative recipes!)

For those of you with little kids at home, you can get them into the Purim spirit by making one of our Purim crafts, such as masks, noisemakers (known as graggers), and homemade costumes.

For a touch of international flair, we even have a special report on how Israelis celebrate the joyful holiday of Purim. And finally, you can test your knowledge of Purim trivia in our fun Did You Know? feature.

We look forward to sharing a freilich (joyful) Purim with you. Please come join us. Purim begins sundown on February 27th, 2010.

Happy Holidays!
Louie and the holiday elves

 



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