Purim Is Not Just For Kids
Purim is often considered a holiday for children, with many of the festivities and customs geared towards them. However, it's important to remember that Purim is a holiday for all ages, and adults can find just as much meaning and enjoyment in the holiday as children do.
One of the key themes of Purim is the idea of hiding and revealing. The story of Esther is a tale of hidden identities and secret plots, ultimately culminating in the triumph of good over evil. As adults, we can relate to the idea of hiding parts of ourselves, whether it be our true feelings, our fears and insecurities, or even our own identities in certain situations. Purim reminds us that there is strength in revealing our true selves and standing up for what is right, even when it may be difficult or risky.
Another important aspect of Purim is the idea of community and coming together. We read the Megillah as a group, share festive meals with family and friends, and exchange gifts of food and drink with one another. These traditions provide an opportunity for adults to connect with others in a meaningful way, building and strengthening relationships within our community.
Finally, Purim is a time to celebrate and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. We are encouraged to indulge in food and drink, wear costumes, and let loose with dancing and merriment. As adults, we often get caught up in the stresses of everyday life and forget to take time to enjoy the moment. Purim provides us with an opportunity to let go of our worries and embrace the joy of the present.
In short, Purim is a holiday for adults as much as it is for children. Through its themes of hiding and revealing, community, and celebration, we can find deep meaning and connection, and rediscover the childlike joy and wonder that often gets lost in the day-to-day grind. So this Purim, let's remember that we're all children at heart, and embrace the holiday with open arms.
Join us Monday evening March 6 for Dinner, megillah reading and Beer Tasting. Check your emails for details.