A Duck Dynasty Purim!

The 2014 Purim celebration begins on Saturday night March 15 and continues through the 16th.

On the holiday of Purim, Jews listen to a reading of Megillat Esther, send gifts of food to friends and neighbors, donate to the poor, attend a festive meal where we make a l’chaim—“Genocide averted, let’s eat!”—and frequently wear witty costumes.

Those good men of Ducky Dynasty have joined Seraphic Secret in this year’s Purim celebration.

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Purim graphic exclusively for Seraphic Secret by my talented cousin Alter Raubvogel.

Here’s a short glimpse of Mordechai and Esther’s tomb in Hamedan, Iran.

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Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives an inspirational Shabbat, and a happy and joyous Purim.

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  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted March 14, 2014 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    I remember the beautiful costumes you showed people wearing in Jerusalem last year Robert.
     
    And beautiful songs!
     
    I must be one of the few who doesn’t follow the duck dynasty but a good picture!

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  2. sennacherib
    Posted March 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to steal that picture and send it to all my friends!

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  3. sennacherib
    Posted March 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t laughed this hard since Aunt Mary Alice woke with the squirrel under the covers in her bed!
    I know that how you guys dress can mean a lot about what out fit you belong to for instance Sephardi, so who wears the hats. I’ve seen pictures of guys in NYC with them, but never knew much about it.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted March 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      The fur hats are worn by Hasidim. The round hat that is somewhat flat is called a streimel, normally associated with Satmar Hasidim. The hat that’s rounder and higher is called a spodek, and is associated with Gerer Hasidim.

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      • sennacherib
        Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

        Thanks,
        Now I’ve got to look up Satmar and Gerer.
        Now if they wore those hats in the blind while hunting it could cause some problems. Teals and Canvasbacks are notoriously sharp eyed and well versed on religious sartorial fashions. Mallards though would just think  they were odd looking beavers from out of town.

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        • Robert J. Avrech
          Posted March 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

          Satmar and Gerer are important and influential Hasidic dynasties with significant populations in America and Israel. Both groups were almost entirely liquidated in the Holocaust. But because of faith and perseverance and great dynamic Rabbinic leadership, they have rebuilt themselves to levels never imagined.

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          • sennacherib
            Posted March 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

            Yes, I saw that in my reading. There a lot of dynasties, I had no idea. Also had to catch up on differences between Sephardi and Ashkenazi. Just goes to show how little you know even when think you’re well read.
            Have a good Purim and I’ll be around later.
            Senn. 

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  4. Posted March 14, 2014 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Duck Dynasty.  Nice!
    A brief recap of G-d’s Hidden Hand on Purim Today:
    On Purim, 1953, Stalin died.
    On Purim, 1991, Saddam Hussein surrendered to George Bush at Basra
    On Purim, 1994, Baruch Goldstein massacred 39 Arabs at the Cave of the Patriarchs.
    On Purim, 2003, George Bush declared war on Saddam Hussein.
    On Shushan Purim, 2004, Iraqis signed their first ever Constitution in the walled city of Baghdad (it was supposed to be signed on Purim but, for no apparent reason, the Grand Aytollah Sistani had them put it off for one day….).
    And, this year,  the Czar, His Imperial Majesty The Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russians, Vladimir Putin, has decided to officially begin the process of regaining control of his lost “127 Provinces” by staging a masquerade on Purim.

    It’s Purim, where everything is upside down and, although His Hand is Hidden, G-d creates Good out of our confusions.
    A Frelichin Purim.

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