Tag Archives: Purim

The Corona Chronicles – New Variants, the Weather, Purim, Putin and Other Ruminations

Earlier this week, we were warned that a new, hybrid variant of the COVID-19 virus has arrived in Israel, a combination of the Omicron and Delta variants, currently nicknamed Deltacron. That’s in addition to the BA2 variant I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Streets

One of the traditions, at Purim, is to masquerade in fancy dress. If one were to do this at any time other than Halloween (in North America) or Carnival/Mardi Gras (in Europe/South America), one would be looked at as if … Continue reading

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Purim Comes But Once a Year

Yes, it’s our very own mixture of Carnival and Halloween (to judge by the costumes).  This is the time when we remember how Haman, the Grand Vizier of Persia, plotted to exterminate the Jewish nation (not unlike another Persian leader … Continue reading

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