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Mega Mishteh

Rachel Bachrach

How many people attend your Purim seudah? 10? 20? 30? What’s it like to host a seudah with double or triple that number of guests? Four women from across the globe share the nuts and bolts of how to host a seudah that rivals Achashveirosh’s (or at least tries to) and still smile when telling the tale.

 

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As told to Chany Rosengarten

Morning. I hear the Megillah just after dawn and return to a house enwrapped in sweet, slumbering silence. A rustle. A rattle of the front door. I turn, and I see a white envelope appearing under the door. I snatch it up, finger the smooth paper. And then I open it. Matanos l’evyonim.

 

Family Flub: Perpendicularly Preposterous Purim Prose

Various

Dusty Diamonds. Sure-fire ways to keep from growing up. An ancient document, a neo-Nazi funding Arab bombers, and a man entangled in the desperate race to save the Jewish People. A husband who won’t be the next gadol hador. Purim meets Family First.

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