03/17/2019

Purim Anime Art by Neshama Sari

BS”D A poignant scene from the Megillah, depicted in stunning anime by Neshama Sari of Oregon. The arrogant, anti-Semitic prime minister Haman is forced to escort Mordechai, sage and leader of the Jews, through a […]
03/12/2019

“Venahafoch Hu” Virtual Farbrengen & Creative Writing Challenge

BS”D Enjoy the virtual Farbrengen in installments on YouTube (below)!  For maximum Farbrengen feel (as much as one can get virtually at least, though doesn’t compare to the in-person experience!), take a breather after each […]
03/11/2019

Poem: “Finding Hidden Light” by Temima Rocklin

BS”D While attending a JGU Creative Online Writing Club (Adar I 19/February 24) led by a pair of our own students, Temima Rocklin from Toronto, Canada, wrote this beautiful poem to apply the theme of […]
03/11/2019

“Which Purim Hero are You?” –By Chaya Gurevitz

The new girl in class is being bullied.  Do you: Stand up to the bully and make her stop Go tell the teacher Take your cue from the other girls    Which job would you […]
03/06/2019

Complete Suggested Menu for a Persian-Themed Purim Feast

PBS”D The primary observance of the seriously joyful and noisy holiday of Purim is constituted of four Mitzvot: Reading the Megillah, the Scroll of Esther, recounting the story of Purim; Giving to those in need, […]
03/05/2019

Out of My Mind: Truth or Dare Game with a Purim Twist

BS”D Purim:  It’s all about transcendence of the “self.”  When you venture into the unknown, beyond the position of immediate familiarity, breaking free from your personal bubble, ingrained characteristics and self-imposed limitations, you discover the […]
02/28/2018

Jolly Purim by Malkie Peiser

BS”D Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people One hundred and twenty-seven provinces as big as a steeple There stood a king upon his high throne Like a perplexed man, on his golden chair […]
02/26/2018

Esther the Hero by Malkie Peiser

BS”D She was the one among the whole She stood strong, brave, and bold Taken away from her Uncle Mordechai She too will in the palace be the flame and soar high Among the others […]
02/26/2018

HAMANTASCHEN! by Raizel and Shaina Laber

BS”D HAMANTASCHEN! Written by Raizel Laber; Photography by Shaina Laber Everyone loves hamantaschen, but they also have a deeper meaning. They symbolize the hidden miracles of Purim. In the story of Purim, there were no […]
02/25/2018

Ways to Be Jewish

Ways to be Jewish. Written  by Neshama Sari (Inspired by the story of Esther when she made a invitation to the King to hear her request) Making the party making lots of invitations friendly reminders […]
02/24/2018

Purim: The Transformation of Queen Esther: The Unexpected Key to Self-Discovery

BS”D I dedicate this Purim Torah though as a zechus for a blessed and speedy refuah sheleimah for Malka bas Sarah and David Tzvi Hersch ben Rochel. ******************************************** Don’t we all face times in our […]
03/10/2017

Purim: The Hidden

BH Today’s post is dedicated as an ilui neshama for Sarah Zucker. Hi everyone, Good Shabbos, and Freilechen Purim! A hidden King, a hidden queen, a hidden life, a hidden scheme. A hidden light, a hidden […]
04/13/2016

Spring Break

In my first blog, I mentioned how I was super apprehensive as to how I would fly home by myself. A few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it really isn’t too […]