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  • On Purim, answering to a higher grogger

    March 7, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    On Purim, can we really blot out the memory of an evil like Haman, who threatened our very existence, with a noisemaker?

    When in a popular Purim song we sing “Hava narishah-rash, rash, rash,” “Wind your noisemakers,” all that “rashing” does momentarily make the darkness go away....

  • Purim in the produce section

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    YeLAdim recently stumbled across an airing of the 2000 "VeggieTales" film "Esther ... The Girl Who Became Queen" (Big Idea, $14.99). In one scene, a grape thwarts two peas trying to drop a piano on a pickle. Well, it makes sense if you think back to the story of Purim. Mordechai...