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Upside-Down Day

Today is Purim! It’s a holiday when things are all topsy-turvy with celebration. We begin the merry-making on the first of the month of Adar—this year it was on February 20th and marked my son’s 13th birthday according to the Jewish calendar. For me, it’s been a remarkable month of Adar.

Sharing a bit of my Purim joy with you today: I hope you enjoy these three links from the days leading up to my upside-down day:

waldman1. On my Purim Soundtrack: A song that makes me want to dance.

2. On my Purim Bookshelf: Megillat Esther, by J.T. Waldman: “In what may be the world’s first religious, scholarly comic book, Waldman tells the epic tale of exile and redemption in graphic form.”

3. My monthly post on the Rabbis Without Borders blog was about an amazing spiritual moment I experienced at a Bat Mitzvah celebration, just a few days before my son became a Bar Mitzvah:

rwb_logo196Bat Mitzvah Girl Speaks Volumes, Without Saying a Word: If I close my eyes and sit quietly, I can still picture the expression on her face. My breath catches in my throat. Read more →

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