Purim is just a few days away, be sure to join Neshama Center for our carnival and MORE!
Purim began during the time span between the destruction of the first temple and before the second temple was built, it happened because of a time in history when the Jewish people lived in doubt with themselves, they had lost their identity. They all became egotistic and being egotistic is how a human becomes weak. Hamen saw this as a good opportunity to convince the King to kill and exile the Jewish People. The nature of human beings is to care and fend for ourselves when we are having a hard time but the moment all the Jews decided to come together and care for each other, support each other and understand each other they became strong again.
Once the Jewish people decided to work together they became strong and changed their future. They went from being alone and fending for themselves to working together. When we work together we are able to attain double the achievements.
This is the reason that on Purim everything is DOUBLED! We engage in DOUBLE the giving, we make Purim baskets (misloach manot), which are given to both our friends and to those who are less fortunate than us. We provide DOUBLE the support to our loved ones and strangers. We ourselves even become "DOUBLE," by putting on a mask we become who we are and who we want to be. Purim is celebrated for TWO days and we read the Magillah TWICE. Purim falls in the astrological symbol of Pisces, the image associated with Pisces is TWO fish. In the Jewish calendar Purim is in the month of Adar, Adar is the only month in the Jewish calendar that can be TWO months.
The biggest mitzvah on Purim is to DOUBLE your happiness and be joyful so please join us to learn more about Purim and for DOUBLE the fun on Saturday March 15th at 6pm at the WC3 for our Purim Carnival!!!