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PURIM 4-Way Celebrations 2013!.......Everyone enjoyed PURIM at Bessborough Road on the 24th February. We had fun, read the Megillah and ate Hamantaschen! Everyone enjoyed themselves, from the youngest to the oldest!
Purim is a celebration of the events described in the Book of Esther, which we read on the 14th of Adar. It's a time for feasting and merrymaking as we celebrate the survival of the Jewish people, despite the attempts of our enemies to destroy us. We drown out Haman's name each time it is read out, enjoy ourselves to the maximium, including wearing costumes and even getting drunk!
Purim is derived from the lot (Pur) cast by Haman to determine the day on which the Jews would be exterminated. We eat Hamantaschen, three cornered cakes filled with poppy seeds and other fruits.
In the story, Mordecai, Esther's cousin, refuses to bow before Haman, the vizier of King Ahasuerus, and as a consequence Haman seeks to annihilate the Jewish people. The actions of Mordecai and the courage of Esther avert tragedy and it is Haman who is executed.
Hatred of minorities existed then and still exists today. Anti-Semitism has not disappeared, but despite all our past pain the Jewish people have survived.
Come and join us at Harrow & Wembley for our annual Purim Spiel!!
GOING UNDERGROUND FOR PURIM 2010..... On Saturday 27th February 2010 the usual chaos ensued at HWPS when our annual Purim Spiel took place. That year the theme was Underground stations. Led by our Rabbi 'Hammer-Smith' a great time was had by all. Here are some informal snaps of the night! Can you guess the names of the other stations portrayed?
Haman...Boo!......Mordecai.....Hooray! Pictured below is how we have celebrated Purim in some previous years; Elvis and US style! The last picture was in 2004, when in Bob The Builder style we said goodbye to our old building! In 2005 we read it to the Megillah Rap! And our children made face masks, greggers, fancy plates and hamentaschen!
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