Tagged Purim

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Purim and Addiction Recovery

  By Hannah Prager Being Jewish, having family members in addiction recovery, and now working for a treatment center for alcoholism and addiction, I wanted to learn more about Purim, and the commandment to drink. I had the opportunity to (virtually) sit down and learn with Rabbi Dr. Chaim Meyer Tureff to learn about the…

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Purim Again

Last evening we went to bed learning the horrifying news about massacres at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. This morning we learned 49 dead and 20 injured. No one should ever fear going to their house of worship. Our siddurim (prayer books) contain the following in the prayer for peace, “May we see the…

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Hamantaschen go gourmet

PHOTO: Salted Carmel Hamantaschen Purim is one of the most exciting holidays on the Jewish calendar, yet its signature food hamantaschen is not. Triangle shaped and traditionally filled with uninspired flavors, it’s no wonder this pastry is frequently disappointing. Fortunately, pastry Chef Paula Shoyer is on a mission to transform hamantaschen from bland and boring…

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KIDS CALENDAR-PURIM TO PASSOVER

FEB. 28 CNS PURIM CARNIVAL FOR FAMILIES: 4:30-6 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Free. RSVP for nonmembers: jbezodis@nevehshalom.org   MARCH 18 THE CARL PRESCHOOL FAMILY DANCE BENEFIT: 3-6 pm in Shaarie Torah Social Hall, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Dancing with live DJ with music and a light show, complimentary refreshments and silent auction. Tickets available…

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Passover in Israel

The Passover season in Israel goes into full force right after Purim, that is, one month before the holiday. Israeli employers are encouraged to purchase various gifts for their employees, and consumers are encouraged to buy anything and everything in honor of the holiday. While it usually makes more economic sense to clean your car,…