Saturday, February 27, 2010

פורים שמח


So far, I have nothing interesting to report about my Purim. After Shabbos and a quick havdalah, I hightailed it on over to the shul. I was not fast enough though. Some, no doubt yekkish type, had started the megillah reading. So, I was stuck in the children's reading. The one reading the scroll in the basement for the kids was the Chabad assistant rabbi at the non-Chabad shul. Young and energetic, he floated around the room with the scroll in his hands. Whereas, most would be at a podium for their reading. He said it's his custom we were only to make noise if there was a title immediately following H***n's name. In this manner, we would only stomp and make noise ten times. I was totally bummed. I brought my brand new giant flapping hand and I wanted to use it. Well, it wasn't so bad because the ten noisemaking sessions we got it in were really good. Furthermore, we were finished in 27 minutes. He was reading at the speed of lightning and surprisingly I was able to follow not so badly.



5 comments:

  1. Havdallah before the megillah??

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  2. yes because they had a carnival and I didnt know if I was going to stay for (I didnt). I figured there would be food. Plus cant leave with cell phone and purse. So thats why they all got there so quick, they came before havdalah, eh?

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  3. My dad came home to make Havdalah also. However, since he was the whole to leined at the shul, he didn't have a problem ;)

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  4. I sort of sympathize with the attempts to minimze the noisemaking. On years where Purim is not Saturday night every bit of noise means more time to wait until the fast ends. Also, if groggering occurs very loudly or very early one can miss hearing Haman's name or the next word.

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  5. Yeah, usually I'm hungry until the fast ends, then I'm like, "I'm fine, I don't need to eat..."

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