Thursday, March 11, 2004

Chesed Groggers

What a great idea!
Another tradition of the Purim service is for the worshippers to drown out Haman's name whenever it is said aloud. Noisemakers called 'greggors' are sold for that purpose, but members of Congregation Beth Am instead bring boxes of pasta, rice and other dry goods to shake and create a din. At the end of the ceremony, the food is turned over to the congregation's food pantry.