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Saturday, March 15, 2014

A weird Purim

Purim is a minor Jewish holiday, celebrating queen Esther's victory over the wicked Haman in ancient Persia.  It's a sort of Halloween mixed with Mardi Gras, celebrated with food, drink, synagogue carnivals, etc.

This year Purim will be celebrated on Sunday March 16.

Yesterday the synagogue sent out a funeral notice.  One of my colleagues on the Board of Trustees, a pillar of the community, and a genuinely nice guy, passed away.  It was not a surprise, he'd been very ill for well over a year, showing up at Board meetings with his oxygen tank in tow.

The funeral is on Sunday.

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