Be Happy, It's Adar!

posted Mar 2, 2017, 9:42 PM by Rabbi Julie   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 9:43 PM ]
"Be happy, it's Adar!" is the slogan for this Hebrew month. Soon we will celebrate Purim, a paradoxical holiday where nothing is as it seems to be. The nefarious henchman high in the hierarchy of power ends up hanging on the gallows while a simple village girl ends up Queen of Persia. 

This year I will be offering a radical teaching about the Purim story as a secret map of bold resistance to the danger of foolish, corrupt leaders. Does this sound like a timely teaching? 

Our guest Rabbi Annie Lewis will join me for a dazzling reading of the megillah. And of course we will wait in suspense for the hilarious annual Purim schpiel; as Karen Zeitz, our intrepid schpiel director, told me, "There is certainly no dearth of material this year." Do not miss the community Purim celebration. It will be the best.