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February 27, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE
Jewish organizations throughout the Southland will sponsor worship services, carnivals and concerts to celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim. The holiday, which begins Monday evening, celebrates the triumph of the beautiful Queen Esther and her cousin, Mordechai, in foiling a plot of the nefarious Haman to destroy the Jews of Persia more than 2,000 years ago.
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February 24, 1999 | JUDY ZEIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Celebrate Purim this year with an after-the-Purim Carnival buffet inspired by the elaborate banquets served in biblical times. One long table can be set for all the guests, and each place setting can have a noisemaker or grogger to use during the retelling of the Purim story. Buffets are especially appealing to children because the kids can select their own food.
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April 1, 1998
Every year, the Food section publishes Purim recipes by Judy Zeidler, your "30 Minute Kosher Cooking" expert ("The Sweetest Day," March 4). And every year I cringe as I read the dairy ingredients. Butter, milk and ice cream are all kosher by nature but are not recommended for Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrated by exchanges of food and a festive meal. Because kosher food laws require Jews to wait six hours after eating meat products before eating milk-laden recipes, Zeidler's desserts are problematic as gifts and within the festive meal.
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March 13, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
As part of this year's Purim celebration, students of Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge offered helping hands at five social action programs in the area. Purim is a Jewish holiday commemorating the victory of Persian Jews over the threat of annihilation. "Purim is [usually] a carnival-type of activity, and our students will go back to enjoy that at their school.
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March 9, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
To say that Temple Kol Tikvah's celebration of Purim had a carnival atmosphere Sunday would be an understatement. In celebration of the Jewish holiday, which commemorates the biblical tale of the deliverance of Persian Jews from destruction by King Haman, the upper- and lower-level parking lots of the Woodland Hills-based temple were converted into a place for family fun. Kol Tikvah's second annual Purim carnival featured just about everything for everyone.
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March 7, 1998
* Ventura's Temple Beth Torah plans weekend and midweek festivities for Purim. "Purim celebrates the survival of the Jewish people against a plot to kill them in ancient Persia," Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller said. A wine, cheese, dessert, karaoke and costume party for adults will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the Meister social hall. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 by reserving at the temple office at 647-4181. At 9:30 a.m.
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March 7, 1998 | GENA PASILLAS
Temple IJC Reform Congregation will celebrate Purim with festivities at 6 p.m. Friday. There will be a reading of the Book of Esther in which the congregation will try to drown out the name of Haman, the evil prime minister, with noisemakers. Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes. The temple is at 30 Hughes, No. 200, Irvine. (714) 829-5880. The Rev. Leslie Heyboer will speak on "Religion According to Zumbach the Tailor" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church.
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March 24, 1997 | JOHN DART and KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Sandy Krupinsky, the Palm Sunday celebration at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills brought together her deep faith in Jesus and her love of family. "My parents went to church here, and I grew up in this church," said Krupinsky, of Agoura Hills. "Palm Sunday is part of the tradition of church and family that I want to give to my children."
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March 24, 1997 | JOHN DART and KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Sandy Krupinsky, the Palm Sunday celebration at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills brought together her deep faith in Jesus and her love of family. "My parents went to church here and I grew up in this church," said Krupinsky, of Agoura Hills. "Palm Sunday is part of the tradition of church and family that I want to give to my children."
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March 15, 1997 | SUSAN ABRAM
The victory of good over evil will be celebrated with festivals during the Jewish holiday of Purim, which will be marked at several Valley synagogues and centers beginning Sunday. Purim festivals will feature music, games and food as well as Megillah readings, or stories from the Scroll of Esther. The celebrations honor the young Jewish girl's bravery for becoming queen of Persia and "using her influence to save the persecuted Jewish community," said Rabbi Elijah J.
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