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Tomorrow Night… What a night!

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Saturday night starts a great holiday for me-  Purim. (Purim means “Lots”- as in the lottery.  But, it was only after a few twists and turns that we managed to eke out a win with this lottery.)  My family tradition adds on a second day-  Shushan Purim, the name for the second day; most Ashkenazi Jews rarely celebrate it- for them, it’s a one day holiday.

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Where’s your costume?

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Today is a holiday.  It is the first day of Purim. (Purim means “Lots”- as in the lottery.  We just didn’t really win this lottery.).  My family has always celebrated Shushan Purim, the name for the second day; most Ashkenazi Jews rarely celebrate it- for them, it’s a one day holiday.  The Purim holiday celebrates the ploys of Esther (also known as Hadassah), the Jewish Queen of Babylonia,  and her uncle (godfather?) Mordechai.

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