Tag Archives: celebration

Megilah Reading

Every Purim Jews congregate to listen to a reading from a book called the Megilah which features the backstory of Purim. It’s the most outwardly religious part of Purim. The congregation is encouraged to be active and loud, reacting verbally to every single mention of the characters’ names in the story. Mordecai and Ester (the […]

French New Year Traditions

The following is a piece from a friend whose parents are French immigrants.  I am represented by K and the informant is represented by I. Piece: K: Go ahead and tell me about your tradition. I: So, in January, the start of the new year, there’s a tradition called Gallete du Roi, which translates to… […]