February 22, 2021 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #1951056LeyzerParticipant
Looks like I will be at home with the wife and kids and no guests this Purim. We usually have share with wider family. Worried it will be a bit depressing. Especially for the kids.
Anyone got any idea how to make it fun and enjoyable. I don’t mind games or quizzes etc as long as they’re not too far removed from A yiddishe Taam. Eg I don’t think playing some random non Jewish game is what I’m looking for.February 22, 2021 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #1951128charliehallParticipant
We are cooking Indian food because India is specifically mentioned in Megillat Esther.
In the past we have cooked Persian food.
One of these days I will learn to cook Ethiopian food.February 23, 2021 7:45 am at 7:45 am #1951208
We are going to have a huge sudah like achavorosh with everyone showing up and drinking whatever they want, then we take a loudmouth feminist and dispatch her, then we we take a break and fast for a while, we then will set up a gallows in our back yard and hang up some people and then party againFebruary 23, 2021 8:53 am at 8:53 am #1951252meir GParticipant
LEYZER? its none of my business but you posted , do u mean your kids are staying inside the whole purim ,like not giving shalach manos on the block or do u mean home for the seuda?February 23, 2021 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #1951368YtParticipant
I assume your joking?February 23, 2021 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #1951389February 23, 2021 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #1951406YtParticipant
Kidding lolFebruary 23, 2021 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #1951426
common > we then will set up a gallows in our back yard and hang up some people and then party again
You should ask a shailah about it. Gallows need to be seen from reshut harabim according to my tradition.February 23, 2021 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1951429
meir G. Bravo, let’s make sure no child is left behind! Expose everybody. If it is ok for your kids and students, how dare theyFebruary 23, 2021 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1951435
if your kids can’t just fight with each other without external help, you are doing something wrong!
Find online questions about Purim and print it with one kid so that he can ask others and then give them prizes. Make some questions simple, and others open-ended, so that a couple of kids could disagree and make it into a discussion. See YWNCR as an example!
Ask everyone to prepare a story and 3 questions after that. Everyone votes on best story. Again, prizes.February 23, 2021 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1951454MadeAliyahParticipant
>hang up some people and then party again<
According to the CDC hung persons who are unmasked and not socially distanced have a 100% mortality rate, so be responsible and enforce Covid regulations.February 23, 2021 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #1951465
@AAQ, I asked a shialah and told to make it gevoah chameshim amosFebruary 23, 2021 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #1951517
ok, height is chameshim amos, but what about bein adam l’havero? shisha reglaim as by CDC, or is it hukas goyim?February 23, 2021 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #1951518
PS disregard the previous shaila, of course the whole family can hang togetherFebruary 23, 2021 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #1951570charliehallParticipant
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
— Attributed to Benjamin Franklin on the occasion of the signing of the US Declaration of Independence.February 24, 2021 3:57 am at 3:57 am #1951604
Charlie & Franklin: We must all hang together
that was pre-covid and pre-Trump.February 24, 2021 8:25 am at 8:25 am #1951667
@AAQ, “but what about bein adam l’havero? shisha reglaim as by CDC, or is it hukas goyim?” Sorry but not farmilar with a measurement called reglaim, the torah only uses tefachim and amos.
as to bein adam lchavero, the goverment has never been your chaver except maybe in Russia where everyone was a comrade.
Size of the party is permitted as per US Supreme Court rulingFebruary 24, 2021 11:41 am at 11:41 am #1951824
“We are cooking Indian food because India is specifically mentioned in Megillat Esther.
In the past we have cooked Persian food
One of these days I will learn to cook Ethiopian food.”
FYI Kush was in Sudan/ Egypt, not Ethiopia
And you would need to cook 127 different types of cuisinesFebruary 24, 2021 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #1951882nishtdayngesheftParticipant
Are you also going to set up harems? Those are also mentioned in the Megillah.
In fact, Indian food would seem to be not in accordance with the Megillah. It says “ymay mishteh vesimcha”. And we know “ayn Simcha ella bebasar veyayin”. Indian food is vegetarian. So it is odd to select specifically Indian food for seudas Purim.February 24, 2021 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1951947
I am going to dress up as Dr. R Levine Dep. Secty. of HHS, the only problem is that some of the people who I showed it to thought it was Dr. Brakish Okun from Independence Day.
Our shul where where masks are generally optional is strongly encouraging everyone to wear full face mask of their favorite villan of 2020.February 24, 2021 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #1952070
>> not farmilar with a measurement called reglaim,
actually 4 amot is about 6 reglaim or 2 meters …. basically privacy is as far as you can spitFebruary 24, 2021 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #1952069
>> it is odd to select specifically Indian food for seudas Purim.
It does happen but does not end well. Muslims do set up seudot in India, then Hindus run in shouting “WHERE IS THE BEEF”. Seuda first, shehitah afterFebruary 25, 2021 7:53 am at 7:53 am #1952122ywnjudyParticipant
Leyzer, why not search online for “birthday party activities for kids”
and then you can adapt some of those for Chanuka.
Also maybe your wife can compose a type of Boggle, as in:
CHANUKA CHAGGLE BOGGLE
Then position words associated with Chanuka so they’re similar to Boggle, and have the kids find them. Such as:
Then to carry it a notch further, maybe gather all the words/names which your kids found, and write each on a separate piece of paper. Fold the papers & shuffle them. Each of your kids then picks one of the papers. For example, lets say Kid Ploni picks one which says “Shushan”, s/he can then pick a food beginning with “S” such as sushi or salad, which would be served as one of the dishes for supper the following week.
…and if Kid Almoni picks “Esther”, then s/he might choose for “E” either deviled Eggs or Eggplant-parmesan as one of the dishes she wants for a meal next week.February 25, 2021 7:54 am at 7:54 am #1952159
AAQ,” actually 4 amot is about 6 reglaim or 2 meters …. basically privacy is as far as you can spit”
Exactly my point, reglaim is never mentioned in the torah, its a made up wordFebruary 25, 2021 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #1952281appleguyParticipant
anyone know how to find the dr suess purim torah postFebruary 25, 2021 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #1952326
>> reglaim is never mentioned in the torah,
Ex 20:14 שָׁלֹ֣שׁ רְגָלִ֔ים תָּחֹ֥ג לִ֖י בַּשָּׁנָֽה׃
plus purim, chanuka and lag b’omer – here are 6 feet min HaTorah!
masks? Hester Panim, of course!February 25, 2021 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #1952365
@AAQ, we are fully mask compliant for 24 hours, full face mask preferred, Just tried on my Dr. R Levine / Dr. Brackish Okun costumeFebruary 26, 2021 8:57 am at 8:57 am #1952442
DON’T DRINK and DRIVE!!!
WALKFebruary 27, 2021 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #1952611
We had a fun and joyous purim seudah, we tried to cater 127 different cuisines but the caterer was unable to accommodate so we stuck with Hungarian stuffed cabbage, corn beef, and kugel.
@AAQ we didnt do sisha ragliaim we did shtay ragliam with rekudim.
We were visited by the local code enforcement to complain the gallows was a none conforming use and it exceeded height requirements, I told them that I retained CTLawyer and they left us alone.February 28, 2021 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1952617
I could not find Esther in the Parsha, but found two Vashtis… why two?
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