Parshas Ki Sisa
March 14, 2009 - 18 Adar 5769
A SPECIAL SECTION FOR THOSE
WHO PREPARE FOR SHABBOS
AN OLD HEBREW EXPRESSION STATES: THOSE
WHO PREPARE FOR SHABBOS EAT ON SHABBOS
Voices From the Ezras Nashim
Here it is Friday morning the challah is rising and I am just turning my attention to writing something for this week. There is much to write about the Torah portion and about Parshas Parah, but I have decided to write a short note about an experience I had earlier this week.
On Wednesday, March 11 my Mother celebrated her 97th birthday in an assisted living facility. This was also Shushan Purim. The staff of the facility had agreed that I could bring a birthday cake for Mom and told me that they would be doing their Purim play at the same time. In honor of Mom’s birthday Daven With Dov provided shaloch manos boxes for each resident.
I arrived at 2:15 PM for the 3:00 PM party and found everyone assembled and waiting. We quickly arranged the cake and boxes and then began the distribution of crowns and groggers. There were about 30 Esthers, 4 Achashverous and 30 musicians. The atmosphere was festive and soon the staff joined in taking the extra groggers. A resident of the facility began reading the Purim story from a script, but soon found that the small type, poor lighting and limited vision made this task most difficult. In the proverbial blink of an eye I found myself the sole reader. As best I could I tried to dramatize the story and to play all roles. There was much laughter (most probably directed at me) and lots of noise each time Haman’s name was mentioned.
At the end of the story we began to serve the cake. It was interesting to hear the comments as the cake was served. “That was a good story, but she doesn’t know how to pronounce Haman.” “She also doesn’t say the king’s name right.” “Yes, but she did get the story right, she told it just like I remember it.” The general consensus was that I need to practice the names and come back next year to show them that I have learned them. May they all live and be well and be there for the next presentation. I will practice.
Parshas Ki Sisa
March 14, 2009—18 Adar 5769
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