February 21, 2018 (Wednesday Night) | Hal Schevitz

The Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated by levity and laughter, wearing costumes, and the consumption of triangle-shaped fruit-filled cookies and adult beverages, all while reading the comedic and ironic Book of Esther about how the Jews were saved from extermination in ancient Persia. While these practices are tempered by the traditions of giving gifts to friends and the poor, the holiday is best observed through frivolity and joy, leaving the seriousness of the world behind for one day of complete revelry. Join Rabbi Hal Schevitz from Congregation Or Atid as we explore the Book of Esther and the holiday of Purim for a fun and lively discussion (for mature-audiences only). As the Jewish saying goes, “They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat!”