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Recipes for Purim

Recipes for Purim
Thanks to Nechama Cohen, author of Enlitened Kosher Cooking for providing this recipe for the Jewish festival Purim.

Ms. Cohen is the founder and CEO of the Jewish Diabetes Association. A wife and mother now facing the challenge of controlling Type I diabetes while living a traditional Jewish lifestyle, Nechama studied both nutrition and social work. She concluded that, with a positive attitude and adequate information, good control was obtainable.

Since 1986, she has shared her approach with thousands of people in order to help them feel happier, healthier, and more productive while following an enlitened lifestyle.

Purim is a festival that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people of the ancient Persian Empire from Haman's plot to annihilate them, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. According to the story, Haman cast lots to determine the day upon which to exterminate the Jews.

A Purim gragger, also called "ra'ashan" (noisemaker), used when Haman's name is mentioned during the reading of the Megilla, as tradition dictates, to blot out the name of evil.

Courtesy of Wikipedia