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February 23rd – 24th, this year…

(for my Jewish friends)  is the celebration of PURIM!

Miss Cellania links us to BuzzFeed Food and

32 Crazy Hamantaschen For Purim

These are Hamantaschen.

These are Hamantaschen.

They are the official cookies of the Jewish holiday Purim.

They are the official cookies of the Jewish holiday Purim.

Image by David Silverman/Staff / Getty Images
Marked by costume parties and copious drinking (who knew that Jewish folk got crazy?), Purim is a raucous Jewish holiday that elizabeth bankscelebrates a foiled plot to kill all of the Jews in ancient Persia.Go to the link above and see all the delicious Jewish cookies!  (NO, not Elizabeth Banks) along with a history of the holiday and many recipes!TWO of the highlights…(well, three —–> )Chocolate & Peanut Butter "Inside Out" HamantaschenTry this Reese’s-esque cookie interpretation.Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Hamantaschen

Gluten-allergic folks can celebrate not only Uncle Mordechai’s heroic rescuing of the Jews, but also this rice and coconut flour variant on the classic shortbread Hamantaschen dough.

Great.  Just like Brigid’s food posts, I’m craving some.  Hoist on my own petar’.  Sigh.

You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy!  L’Chaim!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “February 23rd – 24th, this year…

  1. As a teenager, my best friend’s mom experimented with Judaism for awhile (don’t ask, she was an odd lady). Anyway, during this phase, she took my friend and myself to a Purim celebration. The book of Esther was read aloud in a “Rocky Horror” type of fashion. We had various props and noisemakers, as well as instructions to shout various things and make cat-calls in response to various prompts.

    It was tons of fun, and also really drove home to me that for them, they were truly reliving their history, and deeply connected to it. I was really moved by the experience, and will always be glad that I had it.

    I guess the additional message to my meanderings is that the odd people in your life also have a role to play….

    Posted by Tomi | February 23, 2013, 7:45 am
  2. 2000 years of history… Continuing to be celebrated, not a bad idea!🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | February 23, 2013, 9:17 am

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