Friday, March 18, 2011

Bad Guys and Baked Goods

Purim starts Saturday night at sunset. During the Purim holiday Jews all over the world commemorate the victory of the Jews over Haman’s plot to destroy them, as recorded in the Book of Esther. A festival of merrymaking to celebrate religious freedom seems like an excellent tradition to uphold. Purim is also the reason we eat tasty triangular treats known as hamantashen.

The Museum’s online collection is featuring a variety of Purim-related artifacts for your edification. Take a look at some of the terrific photos of people in Purim costumes. Rumor has it one of our colleagues will be dressed as the Statue of Liberty when she celebrates Purim tomorrow. I hope we get to add her photo to the collection.

Chag Sameach!

Photo: Gift of Peter and Barbara Frank in memory of Gertrude J. Frank

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