Purim Is a Great Holiday and 'Achashverosh' Is Fun to Say
On Monday, The Jerusalem Post printed an op-ed by Judaism and Vegetarianism author Richard H. Schwartz about the connections between Purim and vegetarianism. (Click here to read other of Schwartz's articles about vegetarianism and Jewish holidays.) Yesterday, The Jew & The Carrot featured a post calling into question Schwartz's claim that Queen Esther was a vegetarian while living in King Achashverosh's palace. Today, The Jerusalem Post featured four pro-vegetarian letters to the editor in response to Schwartz's article. You couldn't ask for a better response than that!
I just got back from going to my shul's family service in a carrot costume. I'll talk about that more in another post, but in the interim, here's a picture of me with my friends Anna and David (they dressed as each other) and their daughter, Stella (in a chicken costume).