At the end of the week the Jewish holiday which is better than Halloween or Mardi Gras arrives- fun costumes and GOOD food. What is better?
Purim is a joyous holiday which commemorates the Jews being saved by the bravery of the Queen Ester and her Uncle Mordecai in ancient Persia.
I can't help but celebrate because this holiday has lots of beautiful goodies involved with it!
A big part of Purim is that it is a holiday of Brave women... Vashti who refused to be paraded in front of the drunken friends of her royal husband and Esther who risked her her own life to save her people. Definitely a feminine grogger, Betsy Platkin Teutsch's tambourine honors the strenth of our foremothers.
Lilian Broca also appears to admire the Purim heroines. Look at her strong and sensuous mosaics of Esther.
More wonderful goodies await this week!
And don't forget to VOTE!!!