Friday, February 22, 2013

Coming soon - Hamantaschen


last year -apricot hamataschen

Tomorrow is the first day of Purim. In my family we make the traditional cookie known as Hamantaschen. 

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” The beautiful heroine is Queen Esther also known as Hadassah, but it is Haman we like to boo at.  Every time, Haman's name comes up, we do not say it - instead we boo and hiss. It is a festive time for families - Children especially love Purim, since it is like a biblical Halloween. The food is good and then there is the cookie - Hamantaschen.

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