The Jewish holiday of Purim begins tomorrow at sundown and continues throughout the day on Tuesday.
Today was a very busy day — which included rehearsal of tomorrow evening’s reading of Megillat Esther (the Scroll of Esther), going to a costume shop get the rest of the appropriate accessories (which had a massive going-out-of-business sale!), walking 3 miles roundtrip to deliver a package of Mishloach Manot (just for the exercise), and helping Avi decorate for Purim.
It’s one of my favorite holidays for many different reasons: It’s a lot of fun. It comes at just the right time in the calendar. It has a great component for kids, as well as a hard R-rated narrative as well. And, of course, booze. What’s not to love?
The following video shows Av decorating the Mishloach Manot basket he’s making for his kindergarten buddy. Kind of like a “Secret Santa” type of thing. Except, of course, for the fact that Santa doesn’t make an appearance at this time of year. You’ll see that he’s writing from right-to-left because Hebrew happens to go that way. It looks very impressive — unless, of course, you know Hebrew. In that case, it simply looks like a sloppy mess which has some resemblence to actual Hebrew letters. But for those of you who might not have those Hebrew literacy skills, just pretend that our son is a genius.
Chag Sameach everyone…