|Purim Carnival - Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM|
Sunday, March 4th
11:00 AM - The Festivities Begin with:
Harry Potter Purim Spiel (performed by our Teaching Assistants)
11:30 AM - Carnival Begins!
Lots of Games, Crafts, Prizes & Food
Please remember to bring your box(es) of pasta. We will use them as groggers and then donate them to the Flemington Food Pantry. Two game tickets for all who donate!
Fun for all - Family and Friends Welcome!
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Christine Berg or Caryn Tomljanovich.
|Purim: Fact or Fiction?|
Most scholars agree that the story recorded in the Book of Esther did not actually happen. At the same time, it may be our most historically true Biblical story in an existential sense. In this story, the Jews of Shushan live among their neighbors and are able to rise to positions of prominence. They maintain their Jewish identities while living as a minority within a majority culture. The events of the story unfold without mentioning God. The holiday is proclaimed as are the traditions associated with it by the human characters in the book.
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