There are major and minor Jewish Holidays. What makes them major vs minor? That is a question I am often asked in the form of "...so your allowed to work on this one but not that one Why?
The answer I give thought I am not a Rabbi -- I am a simple candy man is that it dates back to the time of the Temple. Major holidays correlate to when sacrifices were brought as specified in the the Torah or old Testament, while minor holidays are newer holidays that do not have a Old Testament source such as Purim and Hanukkah.
Well Purim falls out in on March 20th which is right around the corner for me it is a very busy holiday. Why you ask? Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in Ancient Persia from Haman's plot "to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day." (chabad.org)
So why is the holiday a major one for me? There are few Mitzvote or commandments to do on Purim.
- hear the Story of Purim read from a Megillah or a scroll of parchment
- give charity to the poor
- have a feast
- give gifts to at least 2 friends
So here are a few of the themes done in the past we'll do them visually
|Part of a princess theme|
|Part of a Italian Theme|
As you can see the options are endless.
Tell me your theme and let us create your vision into a reality.
The life of the candy is sweet.