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By ROB KASPER | March 12, 2008
For a cookie named after a bad guy, hamantaschen are surprisingly sweet. The three-sided stuffed cookie traditionally served during the Jewish holiday of Purim is said to resemble the hat - or some say the pocket - of Haman. Haman, the story goes, was a wicked fellow who in the days of the Persian Empire tried to do away with the Jewish people but ended up being vanquished. Schmell and Azman Bakery Address --7006 Reisterstown Road Phone --410-484-7343 Hours --6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 a.m.-an hour before sundown Friday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday The largest "hat" of the bunch, these big hamantaschen cost 90 cents to $1.25 each.
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By Dan Singer | March 11, 2014
More than 1,000 people gathered at Reservoir High School on March 9 for food, games and fun during the Jewish Federation of Howard County's 22nd annual Purim Palooza carnival. Each year, the carnival brings together Jewish families of all denominations to celebrate Purim, a holiday commemorating a foiled plot to destroy all of the Jews in the ancient Persian Empire. Meghann Schwartz, senior associate for campaigns and community engagement for the Jewish Federation of Howard County, said the federation organized the first Purim Palooza more than two decades ago to give all of the area's synagogues and Jewish organizations a place to celebrate Purim together.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Sun Staff Writer | March 16, 1995
One of the strange glories of Purim is that an Orthodox rabbi can dress up as Elvis Presley to commemorate an ancient victory over rulers intent on exterminating the Jews.It is a holiday where Jews are not only reminded that nothing is what it seems -- hence Torah scholars cavorting as the King of Rock and Roll -- but that everything is ordained by God and thus for their good.Purim observance began last night and continues through today with masquerades; a day off for Jewish schools; feasts marked by abundant drinking; charity and gifts; and two complete readings of Esther, the only book of the Bible in which God's name is not mentioned.
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February 12, 2013
The Jewish Federation of Howard County will hold its Purim Carnival, Purim Palooza, Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1-4 p.m. at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, in Fulton. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (includes six game tickets). The event features entertainment by Washington Talent and DJ Doug Sandler; games; crafts; photo novelties; airbrush hats and shirts; megillah reading; and Queen Esther's Spa with manicures and hair styling. Michael Rosman presents his juggling and circus camp.
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By LARRY STURGILL | February 23, 1994
The Emmanuel Messianic Congregation is offering one of the more interesting presentations of the new year, a musical comedy called, "It Happened in Shushan."The play, based upon biblical events in the Book of Esther, was written by Clarksville resident, Steffi Rubin."It is in celebration of the Jewish holiday known as Purim," says Steffi's husband, Barry Rubin, who helped organize the event."Purim is a bright point in Jewish history, and is traditionally celebrated through festivals, carnivals and parties.
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By Kathryn Higham and Kathryn Higham,Special to The Sun | May 5, 1995
If you're unfamiliar with Korean food, the buffet line at Purim Oak offers a fine introduction.Not being a big fan of buffets, I barely glanced at it after walking down the long ramp that leads into the Towson restaurant's paneled dining rooms. It took 10 minutes of wrestling with the eight-page menu to realize that my friends and I needed help -- more than our waitress was able to provide.There were categories for everything from rice to barbecue -- the one for home-style stews alone listed 16 choices.
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By Dana Klosner-Wehner and Dana Klosner-Wehner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 2002
HAVE A case of the winter blahs? Come out and enjoy the fun at the 10th community Purim carnival Feb. 24. About 100 volunteers will run game and craft tables and sell food. Six Columbia Jewish schools are abuzz with activity, planning and preparing for the festivities. The carnival is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County. "It's a great way to reconnect with people that you may not have seen since last year," said Roberta Greenstein, executive director of the federation. Purim is a joyous holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from a decree ordering their annihilation.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | March 22, 1992
For the children celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim on Thursdayin Annapolis, the day meant a chance to eat special pastries and dress up in crowns and robes and gold jewelry.For the adults, the day's significance was more serious -- but equally joyous.About 60 people came to the Purim celebration at the Pleasure Cove Yacht Club, sponsored by the Lubavitch Educational Center. Thursdaywas Purim, a day that Jewish people remember their survival under Persian rule."Throughout the ages, people have tried to destroy theJewish people," said Leonard Bulman.
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | March 1, 1999
Of all the holidays that Robin Kershbaum celebrates, Purim is clearly her favorite."Every year I wait for this time to come," said 8-year-old Robin, one of 2,000 people who crowded inside Long Reach High School in Columbia yesterday to celebrate the Jewish holiday carnival."
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By Suzanne White and Suzanne White,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 12, 2003
Kosher bakers who cater to Baltimore's Jewish community are elbow-deep in flour and toiling at a frantic pace to prepare for the merry Jewish holiday of Purim. From their industrial-size ovens come a triangle-shaped pastry called hamantaschen (pronounced hah-mahn-tah-shuhn) that is both delicious and symbolic. The filled cookielike pastry celebrates the rescue of the Persian Jews from a wicked man named Haman. The story, with more intrigue than a modern-day soap opera, is told in the scroll of Esther and will be recounted in synagogues during the holiday, which starts at sundown Monday.
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January 15, 2013
The Jewish Federation of Howard County is seeking vendors, volunteers and corporate sponsors for its 21st annual Purim Carnival, Purim Palooza, to be held Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, in Fulton. The event will include entertainment by Washington Talent including DJ Doug Sandler, games, crafts, photo novelties, airbrush hats and shirts, megillah reading and Queen Esther's Spa, featuring manicures and hair styling. Michael Rosman will be presenting his juggling and circus camp.
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March 1, 2009
The THRIVE Center, a multidisciplinary health care center specializing in diagnosis and treatment of emotional conditions, will sponsor a community conversation, "Our Communications About Race." The event, moderated by county Human Rights Administrator C. Vernon Gray, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Voyages Art Gallery at THRIVE, Suite 530, 30 Corporate Center, 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway. Hosts will be THRIVE's owners, Dr. Rick Silver and Rose Cohen. Information: 410-740-3240 or www.mythrive.
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March 21, 2008
Reading planned to celebrate Purim In celebration of the holiday of Purim, the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane in Columbia, will hold a reading of the Megillah, the scroll of the Book of Esther, at 8 a.m. today. The scroll tells the story of the miraculous salvation of the Jewish people, who were threatened with annihilation during the reign of the Persian King Achashverosh in the 4th century B.C. Readings of the scroll must be heard twice during Purim, which began at sundown yesterday and ends at sundown today.
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By NICHOLAS TESTA | March 20, 2008
Back Door Slam The lowdown -- Home to little more than 80,000 people, the Isle of Man is not known for producing musicians. But from this island nestled in the Irish Sea comes the Back Door Slam. With a sound inspired by B.B. King and Eric Clapton, these bluesmen jam at the 8x10 on Wednesday. If you go -- Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The 8x10 is at 10 E. Cross St. Call 410-625-2000 or go to the8x10.com. March on Stage The lowdown -- March On Stage is a series of concerts started by the Hard Rock Cafe that aims to bring local bands and communities together to benefit charities.
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By ROB KASPER | March 12, 2008
For a cookie named after a bad guy, hamantaschen are surprisingly sweet. The three-sided stuffed cookie traditionally served during the Jewish holiday of Purim is said to resemble the hat - or some say the pocket - of Haman. Haman, the story goes, was a wicked fellow who in the days of the Persian Empire tried to do away with the Jewish people but ended up being vanquished. Schmell and Azman Bakery Address --7006 Reisterstown Road Phone --410-484-7343 Hours --6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 a.m.-an hour before sundown Friday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday The largest "hat" of the bunch, these big hamantaschen cost 90 cents to $1.25 each.
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By Rona S. Hirsch and Rona S. Hirsch,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 21, 2003
In the light-filled atrium of Columbia's Long Reach High School, 8-year-old Jordan Baruch twirled 10 Hula-Hoops for 4 1/2 seconds as a disc jockey spun Jewish music. After jumping on the Moon Bounce, 6-year-old Jacob Lozinsky - dressed in a karate jacket - busily decorated a noisemaker. Meredith Grossman, 7, waited at the face-painting booth for her purple unicorn. In an adjacent room, volunteer Caitlin Pomerantz - aka Raggedy Ann - explained the rules of "Queen Esther's Tightrope Walk" with mother, Lisa, as families ate kosher pizza and cotton candy.
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