Happy Purim and 200 Posts!
March 9, 2009
I learned about Purim 2 years ago when I was getting ready for Confirmation. Who knew that Esther has her own holiday? (Well Jewish people probably.) I was hoping that the number 200 had some symbolism, but alas. There’s only triangle cookies for Haman’s three cornered hat. Who knew he had a three cornered hat?
I made these at home once. Remember, family? But they involved too much rolling pin to do again.
I went to Temple with this years confirmands on Friday and it was interesting of course. I think that the last time I went to a Jewish service was for Molly’s confirmation. It was really a good object lesson for what I’ve learned lately about hospitality. Feeling welcome takes more than a warm hello. (Though that’s always a good place to start.) You have to think about what the whole experience will be like. And it made me remember what it’s like to be a visitor and particularly one who doesn’t know what’s going on. I did really enjoy the rabbi’s sermon, which was from a Torah selection in Exodus about what sort of clothes a priest should wear. I bet you rarely hear a church sermon on that. Plus he did this whole Project Runway bit. I think sermons need more bits.