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  • Purim events calendar

    by Amanda Epstein

    2 days ago

    The Alpert Jewish Community Center will host the Purim Carnival & Big Mitzvah Day.  Join the Long Beach community for rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, games, prizes, mitzvah projects, kosher food and hamantashen. There will also be a costume contest with prizes. March 8. 11:30...

  • Purim recipe: Funfetti cheesecake hamantashen

    by Nina Safar, Kosher in the Kitch

    3 weeks ago

    This post originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch!

    Funfetti cheescake hamantashen for Purim

    Servings: about 20 hamantashen

    Ingredients:

    • 2 eggs
    • 1 t vanilla
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 2 t baking powder
    • 2 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/2 cup sprinkles
    • 1 cup...
  • Our Annual Purim Spoof Cover 2013: Hagel, Kittenyahu, Lena Dunham [SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal

    February 21, 2013 | 3:02 am

    Click to enlarge and see a slideshow of our past covers!

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  • Purim’s other woman: Vashti, the queen who kept her clothes on

    by Isabel Kaplan, Contributing Writer

    February 20, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    When it comes to the story of Purim, Queen Esther has received lots of attention. All the little girls want to play her in the Purim spiel. She’s brave, beautiful, loving and heroic: the quintessential female biblical role model.

    But what about the other brave, role model Queen...

  • Purim event calendar 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    February 19, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    ALL AGES

    FRI | FEB 22

    TEMPLE JUDEA
    A three-day carnival includes rides, food, games and a kids’ zone. Fri. Through Feb 24. Presale: $17 (20 tickets), $35 (Friday wristband), $25 (Saturday wristband), $45 (Sunday wristband); day-of prices: $1.25 (per-ride ticket), $20 (20-ride...

  • Purim: Beyond the playfulness, a time for examination

    by Rabbi Eilhu Gevirtz

    February 15, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    The central character of Purim is Esther, whose name means hidden. The story is full of things hidden, and waiting for the right time to be revealed. Vashti refuses to expose her sexuality to the drunken men of the King’s court, and chooses instead to be hidden. Esther hides her...

  • A vegetarian buffet to celebrate Queen Esther [RECIPES]

    By Judy Zeidler

    February 13, 2013 | 8:40 am

    What makes Purim so special? Maybe it’s the heroic story of Queen Esther. Whatever you decide, it is still one of the happiest of all Jewish holidays. Filled with accounts of bravery, it tells the story of Queen Esther and how she helped defeat the wicked minister Haman in ancient...

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