Feb 25 2013
Managing Editor Meredith’s little lion, Ari.
Another weekend, another succesful Jewish holiday under our belt. We hope everyone had a great time celebrating Purim, whether that meant donning your best costume and heading out to the local Purim spiel or hunkering down with a dozen or two hamantaschen.
But enough of the small talk–what we’d really like to see is pictures of your kids in their Purim costumes so that we can all share in one giant collective kvell over just how adorable they look.
If you’d like to share your pictures, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on our Facebook page. We’ll collect them all and feature them in a slideshow on Kveller. Can’t wait to see them!
Feb 22 2013
At last, the wackiest, craziest Jewish holiday of the year has arrived! Purim begins tomorrow night at sundown and goes until sundown on Sunday night, which means 24 hours of costumes, hamantaschen, noisemakers and more.
But Purim ain’t all cookies and costumes–it’s about beauty pageants, drinking, and evil plots, too! Refresh yourself on the Purim story, and then if you need some last minute ideas to make this year’s Purim extra fun, we’ve got you covered. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 21 2013
Purim was never my favorite holiday for many of the same reasons that I never liked Halloween. I was embarrassed to dress up. I worried that other kids would laugh at me. I never liked my home-made costumes. And having to do this twice a year instead of just on Halloween made it all the more painful. My husband felt exactly the same way growing up in Israel, though he was spared the extra torture of Halloween.
And I can tell that my kids share some of that Purim apprehension. Especially now that we’re living in Israel and it’s not just one evening when you put on your costume and go to shul. It’s a week of Black & White Day and Face Paint Day and Wear an Accessory Day (I’m sorry, huh?) and Polka Dot Day and Pajama Day. And finally, Wear Your Costume to School Day. That’s right. Six days of chaotic mornings deciding whether or not to participate in the Purim revelry du jour. It’s too much for this mama. Although at this point my oldest, who is 8, knows his tolerance for teasing and what he’s willing to endure in the name of self expression. He learned that lesson two Purims ago while we were still living in the States. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 12 2013
Purim is getting closer and closer (February 23rd to be exact) and we’ve still got costumes on our minds. If your family is planning on going to any parades, parties, or Purim celebrations, we’ve got a few ideas for family costumes that you just might like. These collaborative costumes are super cute for both adults and kids, and it’s the one time of year wear it isn’t totally lame for a family to sport matching outfits. Enjoy!
1. Sock Monkeys
Something tells me a family of Sock Monkeys might be the cutest thing ever. This baby costume ($19.99) alone is enough to make anyone swoon, but pair it with the toddler girl costume ($24.90) the adult sock monkey costume ($36.04), or this more womanly take ($23.46) and you’ve got a winning set. Read the rest of this entry →