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HAPPY PURIM FREEPERS!
Yahoo! news ^ | Mar. 4, 2007

Posted on 03/04/2007 9:47:48 AM PST by Alouette

HAPPY PURIM FREEPERS!

Here are some pictures of Purim celebrations, feel free to add your own!


Israeli girls wear costume as they take part in a Purim parade in the town of Holon just outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 4, 2007. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


Israeli dance on a float as they take part in a Purim parade in the town of Holon just outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 4, 2007. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


An Israeli man dressed as Marge Simpson takes part in a parade celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim in the central town of Holon March 4, 2007. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (ISRAEL)


Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (R) holds a balloon as he speaks with patients and medical staff dressed in costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim during a visit to the children's ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem March 4, 2007 in this picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO). REUTERS/Moshe Milner/GPO/Handout (JERUSALEM) ISRAEL OUT. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.


An Israeli boy dressed as a king for the Jewish holiday of Purim hands a microphone to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in his Jerusalem Office, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007. Purim - which celebrates the miraculous salvation of the Jews and the thwarting of Haman's genocidal plot - has traditionally symbolized the victory of the Jewish people over anti-Semitic tyranny. As such, Purim is a happy, carnival-like holiday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool)


Ultra Orthodox Jews attend a special prayer calling for the death of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , at a religious school in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007. Yaakov Batsri of the Sukat David School, said the prayer was linked to the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, when Jews overcame an ancient Persian tyrant, Haman, through prayer and fasting.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)


Purim parade in Ashkelon


Jewish children at a Moscow kindergarten in Purim costume.


Alouette's granddaughter as Queen Esther, at a Moscow Purim party.


Alouette's granddaughter as Rachel the Matriarch, at a Moscow Purim party.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holiday; jews; persia; purim
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1 posted on 03/04/2007 9:47:51 AM PST by Alouette
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; albyjimc2; Alexander Rubin; ...
FReepMail to be added or removed from this pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

2 posted on 03/04/2007 9:48:27 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Alouette

HOW CUTEEE Alouette Happy Purism holiday to you Alouette


3 posted on 03/04/2007 9:49:23 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Alouette
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend a special prayer calling for the death of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ...said the prayer was linked to the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, when Jews overcame an ancient Persian tyrant, Haman, through prayer and fasting.

I hope it's answered very soon.

4 posted on 03/04/2007 9:59:07 AM PST by Tamar1973 (Note to Hillary, Boxer and Fonda: The peas called, they want their pod back!)
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To: Alouette; SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; Slings and Arrows; judicial meanz; ...
Lookee here!  !












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5 posted on 03/04/2007 10:05:35 AM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Alouette
This must really chafe the Iranians...

I'm surprised this isn't being described as "A deliberate act of provocation against the peace-loving Iranians" by the DBM.
6 posted on 03/04/2007 10:18:18 AM PST by rock_lobsta (Offending liberals since 1993)
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To: Alouette

Victory celebrations just warm your heart!


7 posted on 03/04/2007 10:20:48 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Alouette
Happy Purim
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8 posted on 03/04/2007 10:23:09 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Tamar1973
I hope it's answered very soon.

Either that, or our Christian prayer to turn his heart.

A joyous Purim to our beloved elder brethren!

9 posted on 03/04/2007 10:24:25 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
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To: Alouette

The kids are adorable, especially your granddaughter(s?). And the parade looked like fun...well, except for one thing. The riders need beads to throw.


10 posted on 03/04/2007 10:27:23 AM PST by RichInOC (SATAN: HOW ARE YOU HAMAN!! ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Alouette

Happy Purim to you and yours, God bless.


11 posted on 03/04/2007 10:29:37 AM PST by CremeSaver
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To: Alouette
Enjoy your joyous day Alouette. I tried to address this to you and "All my Jewish Buddies", but for some reason, that didn't quite take!

Oh well, in any case, you(pl) all know I'm talkin' to you too.

My best regards on this happy day,

Nam Vet

12 posted on 03/04/2007 10:31:03 AM PST by Nam Vet ( The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.)
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To: Alouette
I was just fixin' to ask what Purim was, then read this....Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Thanks for the thread.

13 posted on 03/04/2007 10:32:57 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Alouette
Happy Purim to all Jewish freepers.

BTW, your granddaughter is adorable, Alouette.

14 posted on 03/04/2007 10:44:41 AM PST by Witch-king of Angmar
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To: Tamar1973; Alouette
when Jews overcame an ancient Persian tyrant, Haman, through prayer and fasting.

I'd also like to add the bravery of Esther. She came before the king, without being summoned, which was normally a capital offense, to plead for her peoples' salvation.

Mark

15 posted on 03/04/2007 10:45:19 AM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: Alouette

beautiful pics! your grandkids look adorable!

we just got back from the festivities at the
temple. a fabulous time was had by all! :)


16 posted on 03/04/2007 10:48:08 AM PST by leda (The quiet girl on the stairs.)
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To: Alouette

HAPPY PURIM Alouette!


17 posted on 03/04/2007 10:57:08 AM PST by ricks_place
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The Biblical story behind Purim, a pretty good movie, too.

18 posted on 03/04/2007 11:00:32 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Alouette

Est 9:28 And [that] these days [should be] remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and [that] these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

Est 9:31 To confirm these days of Purim in their times [appointed], according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.

Blessed be these days and blessings of the Lord Our God to all who heed his words.


19 posted on 03/04/2007 11:05:51 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Alouette
Thinks we'll have to hear from "other quarters" how this is a 'secret rite' using the 'blood of innocents'???

I sure am tired of folks like that.....A Happy Celebration to all freepers of the Jewish faith!

20 posted on 03/04/2007 11:08:49 AM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Alouette

Ah Freilachen Purim!!


21 posted on 03/04/2007 11:19:37 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Alouette
Having returned from a night in the nearest big city (two hours from me) to hear the Megillah, I am very late to posting at FR today. But please allow me to make the following pointes.

1)Purim is the only day in the year in which it is permitted to dress in the clothing of the opposite sex. On every other day of the year it is strictly forbidden. So please, no freaking of the guy dressed as Marge.

2)Purim is not observed by the liberal "branches of Judaism" because it involves nasty things like killing the bad guys instead of having "talks" and singing Kumbayah with them. This makes it interesting to note that apparently in Israel Purim is celebrated even by the secular population.

3)Alouette, your grandaughter is absolutely darling!!! Mazzal tov to your family!

22 posted on 03/04/2007 12:37:39 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Chag Purim, Chag Purim, chag gadol shel Yehudim!)
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To: litehaus
Thinks we'll have to hear from "other quarters" how this is a 'secret rite' using the 'blood of innocents'???

Anti-Semites have already been claiming that gentile blood is used in Hamantaschen, though I don't know how long that one's been around.

23 posted on 03/04/2007 12:46:28 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Chag Purim, Chag Purim, chag gadol shel Yehudim!)
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Warning! Warning! Heavy sarcasm ahead! Those without a sense of humor should avoid at all costs!

Oh, by the way y'all, I just wanted to register that I am highly offended that Purim isn't celebrated publicly in every city that has a public m*rdi gras or "St. Patrick's Day" parade. What is this, a chr*stian theocracy??? In the place of the fascism and exclusivity of these Southern Baptist holidays, Purim celebrates inclusion and tolerance and secularism and the fact that no one has an exclusive claim to truth and that true believer always wind up killing people (which is why they should all be killed before they can kill someone!), and illustrates that all cultures are welcome in America--not just white chr*stians, but Chinese, and the Roma, and Australian aborigines, and Mongolians, and Berbers, and Circassians, and Albanians, and Lapps, and the most oppressed and therefore "Jewish" people in the world, Hispanic Catholics and Black Fundamentalist Protestants!

Oh, wait a minute . . . that's right . . . the only offensive chr*stian holiday is 12/25, and Chanukkah is the only Jewish holiday worth celebrating publicly. Oh well. My mistake!

Happy e*ster, everyone!!!

End sarcasm. We now return you to our everyday frame of mind.

24 posted on 03/04/2007 12:55:53 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Chag Purim, Chag Purim, chag gadol shel Yehudim!)
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Happy Purim to y'all!

Hopefully this will be the last Purim we will have to be concerned about Ahmedinejad!


25 posted on 03/04/2007 12:56:15 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Alouette

Beautiful grand daughters.


26 posted on 03/04/2007 1:00:58 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (No stinking peanut butter.)
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To: Alouette

How beautiful is your granddaughter, and thank you for the ping!


27 posted on 03/04/2007 1:27:25 PM PST by holly go-rightly
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..I had the privilege of teaching through the Book of Esther recently

--isn't it ironic that there is a Haman in Persia today who wants to destroy the Jews?

28 posted on 03/04/2007 1:56:29 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: WalterSkinner
--isn't it ironic that there is a Haman in Persia today who wants to destroy the Jews?

"In each and every generation they rise up against us to destroy us, but the Holy One, Blessed Be He, saves us from their hands." --Haggadah of Passover.

29 posted on 03/04/2007 2:01:35 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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What beautiful (grand)children!

Happy Purim and may God bless Queen Esther for her courage! And may God grant the Jews a new savior from today's "Haman".


30 posted on 03/04/2007 2:30:23 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: WalterSkinner; Alouette

Isn't it ironic that last week my bible opened up to the Book of Esther?


31 posted on 03/04/2007 2:32:34 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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To: holly go-rightly; RichInOC; Salem; Zionist Conspirator

Those are TWO of my very beautiful, brilliant and extraordinarily talented granddaughters, at their young age, spreading the Word of G-D in MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION (formerly USSR).


32 posted on 03/04/2007 2:46:47 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Alouette
Happy Purim, Alouette.
And the Learned Mother of Zion has an adorable granddaughter.
33 posted on 03/04/2007 2:55:13 PM PST by jla
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To: Alouette
May HaShem watch over you and yours, and over Kol Kenesset Yisra'el, at all times and in all places.
34 posted on 03/04/2007 3:51:25 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Chag Purim, Chag Purim, chag gadol shel Yehudim!)
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To: Alouette

Happy Purim to you, too! It just happens that my Sunday School class is currently studying the book of Esther. I have read the story before, but haven't studied it in detail.


35 posted on 03/04/2007 5:09:21 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Alouette
Ma'am, it's going to be a kick in the head seeing where all these kids end up in the future, in the long saga which is Israel.  !

How did you say, "I am bursting with pride" in Hebrew again? I recall you mentioning the transliteration here before.

36 posted on 03/04/2007 5:45:09 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Alouette
Get your graggers out!

Happy Purim to all Jewish FReepers!

37 posted on 03/04/2007 5:48:51 PM PST by Jim Noble
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Awwwwww, I love the pictures!

You're granddaughters are beautiful!


38 posted on 03/04/2007 5:53:02 PM PST by najida (One day, a door opens, and you get a chance to start over. But the phone rings......)
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Your granddaughters are beautiful!!

Isn't it a testimony to Ronald Reagan that you could show us those lovely children from Moscow! That was my first thought...

Happy Purim!

39 posted on 03/04/2007 5:56:43 PM PST by paulat (I'd rather vote for someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: Alouette

I am not up on this one but Happy Day.


40 posted on 03/04/2007 5:58:14 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is time to stop the left at the wall.)
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To: Alouette
"Ultra Orthodox Jews attend a special prayer calling for the death of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...."
 
Who wrote that AP caption?
 
 
Now that is Esther.......
 
She is simply beautiful.
 
Esther 5:2 :   So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter.
 
 
 

41 posted on 03/04/2007 5:58:34 PM PST by Radix (Voting: Its not just for thinking persons anymore.)
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To: Salem
How did you say, "I am bursting with pride" in Hebrew again?

Yesh li harbeh nachat!!

42 posted on 03/04/2007 6:03:54 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Alouette

What cute photos! May Israel's enemies hang higher than Haman! Mazel Tov!


43 posted on 03/04/2007 6:04:52 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Alouette

Looks like good fun.


44 posted on 03/04/2007 6:07:34 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: Alouette
Yesh li harbeh nachat!!


             That's it!

45 posted on 03/04/2007 6:59:22 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Alouette
March 4, 2007

Feast of Purim

Today is the Jewish feast of Purim, celebrating an incident that took place some 2,500 years ago. It is recounted in the Book of Esther.

It is a story of intrigue at the royal palace in Persia. The pagan king, angry at his queen, deposed her and put Esther, a Jewish woman in her place. Meanwhile, a powerful member of the royal court had concocted a plot to have the king in a single day kill all the Jews living in Persia. The date for this massacre was chosen by casting lots – which is why Purim is sometimes called the “Feast of Lots.”

Esther decided to go to the king and plead for her people. In doing so she risked her life, for to enter the king’s presence univited was punishable by death. She went ahead anyway and succeeded in saving her people.

Before entering the king’s presences she said a prayer:

My Lord, you alone are God. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand. Be mindful of me, Or Lord. Give me courage. Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion, and help me, who am alone and have no one but you, O Lord.

46 posted on 03/04/2007 7:39:02 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Alouette
How long have your grandchildren lived in Russia? Do they speak Russian?

Freilichen Purim! Hope you had a nice seudah.

47 posted on 03/04/2007 7:52:26 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: Alouette

Chag Purim!!

Adorable grandchildren and really well done costumes!!


48 posted on 03/04/2007 8:49:16 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: justiceseeker93
Hopefully this will be the last Purim we will have to be concerned about Ahmedinejad!

Chag Purim to you too! And wouldn't that be nice to dream our current Haman meets his gallows before next Purim!

49 posted on 03/04/2007 8:56:16 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Alouette

Happy Purim All!


50 posted on 03/04/2007 8:58:28 PM PST by Esther Ruth
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