Celebrating Purim with a Yizkor book excerpt on the holiday on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

Each Friday, we publish an excerpt >from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has
translated, but today is a special edition in celebration of Purim, which begins at
sundown tonight. (If you are not familiar with the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project,
please click on this link: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html)

"Purim in the Shtetl" is a vivid account of the holiday celebration in Kaluszyn,
Poland, about 35 miles east of Warsaw. S. Ben Moshe-Aaron recalls that "even before
Purim started, the shtetl acquired a festive mood." Boys got out of school early
and roamed the streets in colorful costumes, the reading of the Megillah was
rehearsed, women made treats for the holiday and then quit the kitchen and got
into their finery to go to synagogue, and then the "festivities lasted late into
the night." The townspeople feasted happily "believing that Haman was annihilated."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1686870084668473

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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