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Rebbezin Rochel

Pleasantly Purim

February 22nd, 2009

Ah,it’s that time of year again. The anticipation and joy of Purim, with a tinge of fear of chametz.
I took my three little men to the store last week to treat them with new Purim costumes. Picking them out was quite funny. Shlomo Nachman, the oldest at seven years old, had love at first sight with the cohen hagadol costume. Next was Yaacov, my five year old. He had to be an animal so he had to settle for a cow since it was the only one in his size. And then there is Gedaliah, the three going on 15 year old. He got the tiger costume. I asked the man at the store what he had for men and he, in all innocence, showed me a costume of a bekishe and shtrimel with dangling payos attached. I then informed him with a smirk on my face that we were chassidim and that “costume” was my husbands shabbos attire. I, in the end, bought something more appropriate for my husband to where to shul on Purim, a orange and yellow wig that sticks up in the air and black rimmed glasses.
Then on shabbos I fell asleep for a bit on the couch while my kids played in their room. I awoke to the cohen (Shlomo Nachman) taking a korban, which was a cow (Yaacov) to the mizbayach (which was Yaacov’s bed with piles of blankets and pillows on it) to be shechted (with a knife made of clicks). Not exactly how I thought they would play with their new costumes.

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