March 4, 2004
For the Kids
"Vanahafochu!" This is Purim's most important word. It means: "And everything was turned upside down!" That is the story and the message of Purim. The people who were victims became victors; the servant became the master; the Jewish girl became a queen.
Esther's name means "hidden" in Hebrew. So what are we being told? That there are two sides to everything -- the side we see and the side we don't.
Find the hidden Purim word. What do the letters in the circles spell?
On Purim, we read
the whole: __ __ O __ __ __ __ __
The Color of STOP!: O __ __
Purim's bad guy: __ O __ __ __
The color of GO!: O__ __ __ __
Opposite of small: __ __ O
Purim's queen: O__ __ __ __ __
The best Jewish
holiday in Adar!: __ __O __ __
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