Complete Idiots Guide to Purim
Many believe that we Jews celebrate Holidays to commerate past events or for the sake of keeping tradition, or celebrating the victory of the Jews over Haman. But the Truth is much more meaningful. As we know these days were already established already at the time of Creation. On Purim and other Holydays, we taken back to the same moment of time and energy released the first time the event took place. It is a time where we are able to take that specific energy and transform ourselves.
Purim is of the most joyful and mystical of days. The more we delve into it, the more we discover. It is said that when the end of Days draws near, all holidays including yom kippur will be abolished, but Purim will stand till eternity.
There are a few important mitvoth and ideas, that are specific for this day, I hope all of us can partake in them, many of them to not take more than a couple minutes. Drink, celebrate, and enjoy, but also discover what's behind the mask.
PURIM IS FEB 24, 2013
1) Listening of the Megila
Once in the morning, once at night.
Listening to Megilla and understanding it is important. Try to review before you come.
2) Gifts to the 2 Poor People
Must be minimum of $5 to two poor Jews. More is better of course.
Giving it anonymously is best, (through a messenger). Must be given during the day of Purim more details
3) Gifts to 1 One friend
Must include 2 different types of food. Make it beautiful and give it to friend/family member! Must be given during day of Purim more info
4) Dress up (but not as the opposite sex! more info)
There is a relativly recent custom of dressing up on Purim. Learn more!
5) Have a Fiest!
Meat and Wine is the key (unless you don't like either)! Get together and have a meal! more info
"The Jew who rejoices on Purim no longer requires the mind to tell him the difference between "cursed be Haman" and "blessed be Mordechai"; he is above it all, relating to the divine truth that transcends the bifurcation of good and evil. For the Jew who rejoices on Purim, the mind is utterly superfluous, something which only encumbers the outpouring of his soul, something which only quantifies and qualifies that which is infinite and all-pervading. So he puts his mind to sleep for a few hours, in order to allow his true self to emerge." read more and delve even deeeper
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