Purim 2021 – A Time To Celebrate

Hey guys!!! I will be answering your assumptions about me in the next post, but today’s topic is…PURIM! Yep, it is that time of year again!

Today is Purim and I’m super excited about it! Well, besides the fact that the boys are making noise makers (to boo out Haman’s name). Noise and I are mortal enemies.

So What IS Purim??

I’m glad you asked! 😉

Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the survival of the Jewish people when Haman tried to destroy them. We celebrate Esther and Mordechai. It is a really cool holiday.

What Do We Do On Purim?

Another great question!

It is customary to read the whole book of Esther. Twice. While it’s a short book, my siblings have even shorter attention spans, so we just read it once. 🙄

Some other things are…to give to the needy and send gifts of food to friends and have masquerade parties! And, of course, FEASTING! Which leads me to my next point….

What Do We Eat On Purim?

Um. For our family, the main special food we have is Hamantaschen!!! Hamantaschen (try spelling that from memory!) are three cornered cookies that are filled with some kind of stuff. (Typically, jam or lemon poppy seed, but we get very creative! You can see the post I did last year for some ideas!)

Other foods could be cheese filled triangle (also for Haman’s hat), brisket, and, of course, challah! (And drinks such a wine & juice for the kids.)

Purim Music

What celebration is complete without music?! Here are some of my favorite Purim songs that you guys can play while making Hamantaschen!

What are you waiting for? Go out and celebrate! Read the amazing story of Esther! Remember the miracle.

~Hattush

Do YOU celebrate Purim? If so, how? What are your favorite festival foods?

25 thoughts on “Purim 2021 – A Time To Celebrate

    1. Technically, we aren’t Jewish. But we love the holidays and the whole culture. It’s really cool. Plus, my parents love Hebrew names (hence the fact that me and all of my sibling’s names are Hebrew).
      Thanks so much!

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          1. The B’HaG ruled that Chag Purim qualifies as a Mitzva דאורייתא\a mitzva from the Torah! How could the B’HaG deduce this conclusion?

            Why did the Vilna Gaon, also known as the Gra, teach that המלך functions as a רמז to the Creator of the Universe? [[ It does not appear to me that the Gra, possessed a clear kabbalah on how to understand the פרדס Oral Torah logic system, by which Rabbi Akiva explained how to correctly learn the T’NaCH and later Talmudic common law codifications. The (think קידושין) partners of רמז וסוד they work to weave the דרוש ופשט into one, most complex Israeli moral fabric (think Persian rug). דרוש, has the function to understand T’NaCH prophetic mussar commandments; its partnership with פשט, to define “the פשט” of Talmudic Aggaditah, by affixing prophetic mussar as the רוח הקודש k’vanna of the Aggadic stories; דרוש compares sugiot to other sugiot which contain the exact same set of tohor middot. Therefore, the function of Aggaditah, within the whole of the Sha’s Bavli,,, to express the services of the Great Sanhedrin lateral Common Law courtrooms. This judicial public service, known by the name משנה תורה\\//Legislative Review\\//, this service defines Prophetic mussar as the פשט of the Aggadic stories attached to a specific Case/Rule Mishna. This משנה תורה breaths life, a k’vanna Divine Spirit of רוח הקודש, into the dry bones of Halachah,,, (think the vision of יחזקאל). ]]

            A further difficulty placed upon the Gra’s “interesting” interpretation, המלך and המן share an identical Gematria\numerical value! Answer: the mussar instruction on the Book of Esther, a unique Book in the whole of the T’NaCH because it contains no Name of HaShem,,, this mussar – it instructs the interpretation of the mitzva, of the eternal conflict with Amelek. It defines this eternal conflict as — the struggle between the Yatzir Ha’Tov vs. the Yatzir Ha’Rah.

            Rabbi Yechudah Ha’Nasi, he too learned like this; his Mishna of ברכות interprets לבבך\כם within the language of the kre’a shma — along these exact same lines as the mussar taught within the pages of the Book of Esther. Therefore, based upon witness, the shared common denominator which links the Sages of both the T’NaCH and Talmud, they both make an interpretation of the Creation story; where Adam Ha’Reshon eats from the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil. Hence the Gemara of מגילה teaches, tongue’n cheek, that a person should drink quantities of alcohol such that he cannot discern between the names of Haman & Mordechai .

            A popular minchag in shul, which I totally support over the rigid kill-joy of listening closely to hearing every word of the reading of the M’gillah\the Book of Esther/; a person should study in the days which precede the Chag. A person should not suddenly, during the Chag, only then become serious about learning the M’gillah. The joy of Purim should not compare to a light switch, turned on and off at a whim. The war with Amalek, son of Esau, separates Form from Substance. The Forms of two quarrelling brothers, fighting over the Cohen birth-right inheritance\blessing. Contrasted by the Substance, the רוח הקודש tohor Spirits that breath life and Joy into this Chag דאורייתא which teaches the profound prophetic mussar understanding of the Torah opening theme. That all generations of the Chosen Cohen nation, we all must struggle and mature our two opposing Yatzirot spirits – within our hearts – wherein we all walk before HaShem.

            The mitzvah commandment of Chag Purim, it teaches the k’vanna of the Shemone Esrei tefillah, which over 247 prophets dedicated their lives to obey the oath obligation which father Ya’acov swore to Yitzak. Father give your first born son the Cohen inheritance which father Avraham caused only you to inherit, to me. Do this and I swear to command my children to give מחילה, the 3rd Middle Blessing associated with the tohor middah of אל. This Neshamah dedication, dedicated to HaShem on Yom Ha’Din upon the Brit – Rosh HaShannah. Father Israel therein eternally obligated all generations of his children. He defined Avodat HaShem (think korbanot) as blessing (think swearing a Torah oath) our people לשמה.

            Our Sages, they decreed the mitzva of reading M’gillat Esther one month before Chag P’sach. The mitzva of cleansing the House from חמץ,,, to remove avodah zarah assimilation from within our hearts. The opening pages of the Gemarah of Avodah Zarah teaches that the Goyim totally abandoned the ברית faith, based upon the stories of the flood, the tower of Bavel, Sodom and the ערוה committed by the daughters of Lot. Chag Purim, the polar opposite of Chag P’sach. Our sages teach משל\/נמשל logical דיוקים\inferences/, as the sh’itta – how to learn and study both T’NaCH and Talmudic Common Law – the sealed Primary Sources of the Jewish faith. P’sach teaches a strong mussar instruction, Moshe lead Israel out of Egyptian slavery, and that generation, which according to Rabbi Akiva, has no portion in the World to Come, accepted the revelation of the Torah @ Sinai with their Yatzir Ha’Rah. Hence the stringent rigorous din of כרת for eating חמץ during the 7 days of Chag P’sach.

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  1. I love Purim because of Esther! My name is Hadassah, the name she was before she was Esther, so Purim means a lot to me. ❤ My dad has Jewish blood in him (so obviously we do too, lol), and though we don't celebrate Purim all that much, I love learning more about it!
    Thanks, Hattush!

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      1. Cool! That’s great that you can experience these super-special times of celebration!
        I’ve kept up with a messianic group overseas via newsletter for years, but I’ve never actually attended a meeting at a messianic congregation. It’s so great to read their testimonies of how the Lord is working!

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  2. Oh, I can’t believe I didn’t see this until now. *facepalm* (How come that’s how all my comments on your blog posts start? Lol)

    This was a great post! Purim is so much fun. ❤ I really liked being able to celebrate it this year!

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