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

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

  1. The new girl in class is being bullied.  Do you:
  1. Stand up to the bully and make her stop
  2. Go tell the teacher
  3. Take your cue from the other girls

 

  1.  Which job would you most like to do?
  1. Firefighter
  2. Teacher
  3. Secretary

 

  1.    You just slipped on a banana peel in front of the whole class. Do you:
  1. Stand up confidently and pick up your things
  2. Stand up and walk away fast
  3. Blush with embarrassment

 

  1.   Oh no, you forgot to do your homework!  Do you:
  1. Go up and tell the teacher that you forgot to do it
  2. Do it quickly in class, and resolve to never forget again
  3. Not say anything, but if the teacher asks you you’ll admit it

 

  1. Your class is putting on a play. Do you want to be:
  1. The star of the show
  2. One of the minor actors
  3. In charge of scenery or costumes

 

  1.  Do you think you are most like:
  1. Esther
  2. Mordechai
  3. Hatach*

 

KEY:

Mostly a’s: You are like Esther. You stand up for what’s right, even if it means risk for you.

Mostly b’s: You are like Mordechai. You know what’s right and you know who should best do it.

Mostly c’s: You are like Hatach. You do your job while remaining in the background. You do not need the spotlight.

 

* NOTE: According to certain opinions, Hatach was actually the famous Daniel from the earlier Babylonian Exile.  Daniel was a committed Jew and also a close advisor to the king during that time.  His colleagues however became jealous, and had Daniel framed for treason when he prayed to G-d and not the king as was the rule.  He was then thrown into the lions’ den, but miraculously saved by G-d, returning unscathed and to his position.  Later on, he also served as a loyal messenger between Queen Esther and Mordechai during her time in the palace coinciding with the Purim story.  We remember Daniel/Hatach forever for his courage, faith, and kiddush Hashem (sanctification of Hashem’s name).

 

 

1 Comment

  1. chaya gurevitz says:

    hi everyone! i hope you enjoyed this quiz. write in the comments which Purim hero you are!
    happy purim

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