Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies in the biblical book of Esther. We received some Purim surprises last week from Steven's mom. A Purim tradition is exchanging gifts of food during this holiday.
These were some beautiful and very tasty Hamantaschen from a kosher bakery in Omaha. A courier delivered them to our door. I LOVED the cherry ones. The lemon were second on my list. I still have several more flavors to go.
Another box full of goodies
This box also included all the information about Purim, which the beginner in me really appreciated. The box also included 2 gragers. These are little noise makers that are traditionally used during the service on Purim. Whenever Haman's name is said, noise is made to obliterate it just as the Jews did in the story.
and the puppy pictures. He went to daycare last week to prepare for our trip to NYC in 2 weeks. He had so much fun and was a very tired dog when he got home.