The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Without a doubt, Purim is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. From its dramatic, moving story about a woman seemingly confined by gendered expectations becomes an advocate and saves the Jewish people from destruction, to the many mitzvot associated with this celebration, there is much so much richness to this story, especially from a social justice perspective. If you are interested in including a social justice element to Purim this year, there are many ways to do so!
As we prepare to celebrate Purim this week, there are so many things to look forward to: hamantaschen, megillah reading, a Purim spiel or carnival, costumes, revelry and more. In our revelry, we can also take some time to reflect on the social justice topics that relate closely to our Purim celebrations, whether you focus on criminal justice, women’s rights, economic justice or fighting prejudice, or another important issue in the world today, may your Purim be joyous and meaningful.