Purim with Puppets


Purim celebrations are inherently wacky. We wear masks. We party (or drink) until we can’t tell the difference between the villainous Haman and the heroic Mordechai. We celebrate a world turned upside down; a would-be genocide that became a day of joyous festivities.

And this year, we watch YouTube videos of puppets.

Joey and Dingo, two brave and furry friends, volunteered to test-drive the holiday for our friends at They observed the four mitzvot of Purim: Participating in charity, giving gifts of food to friends, partaking in a festive meal, and hearing the Purim story read aloud. And they recorded their adventures in a video.

This puppet observance might not become a thousand-year-old tradition…but we think it’s a pretty fun one, nonetheless.

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