This past Sunday was the Jewish holiday of Purim. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah – the book of Esther. One of the customs on Purim is to dress up in costumes. There are several reasons given for this custom, one is, in contrast to the overt miracles of the holidays of Passover, Chanukah and other Jewish holidays, the miracle of the holiday of Purim was disguised in natural events.
Yesterday, both faculty and students were encouraged to dress up in the school where I work, (actually the day after Purim as there was no school on Purim) It made me laugh as I walked through the halls encountering kids in costumes and teachers too. My weekly smile
What made you smile?