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Purim -Kintaishi

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Purim -Kintaishi

Fröhliches Kinderlanchen
Bunte Kostüme, Masken
Leckere Hamantaschen
Frohes Purim im Kibbutz

Happy childdren's laughter
Colourful costumes and masks
Tasty Hamantashen
Happy Purim in the Kibbutz

Felices  risas de  niños
Trajes  y  máscaras  de colores
Deliciosos Hamantachen
Feliz Purim en el kibbutz

Anmerkung: Das jüdische Purimfest am 14. Adar erinnert an die Rettung des jüdischen Volkes
vor Haman, dem höchsten Regierungsbeamten des persischen Königs Xeres I. Alle sollten vor
Haman niederknien, doch Königin Esters Cousin Mordechai weigerte sich. Aus Rache soll
Haman die Vernichtung aller Juden befohlen haben. Ester habe sich aber bei Xeres I. für
die Rettung der Juden eingesetzt. Haman wurde zusammen mit 75 000 weiteren Persern getötet.

Note: The Jewish Purimfest on of Adar reminds of the rescue of the Jewish people
from Haman, the highest government official of Persian king Xeres I. Everybody should
kneel down before Haman, but queen Ester's cousin Mordechai refused to do so. For revenge
Haman should have ordered the murder of all Jews. But Ester used her influence on Xeres I.
for the rescue of the Jews. Haman was killed together with 75,000 other Persians.

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  1. Date: 2/22/2011 6:36:00 AM
    Nice tanka commemorating the holiday. For some reason, I'm unable to send soup mail to you. The don't pass line is part of the game of craps. The game is played with dice, not cards. The game is found in practically all casinos in the United States.

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 2:55:00 PM
    I love this Senryu as I can see through my mind's eye the children playing, eating their favorites,etc. I know this story about Esther, very well, Gert. It's sad that times have not changed much for the wicked..they bloom for a while but not forever. Soup Mail. Love, Annalise In your comments you did say that you saw my photo? Here on Soup?

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 9:33:00 PM
    oh, why here is one I missed. I love how happy this one is. Wonderful, Gert. Did you say soupmail.Don't believe I saw one. Well, goodnight and have a great day tomorrow. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 2:15:00 PM
    A very strong poem Gert, some of the toughest moments in history. Stoping by to enjoy your poem,, thank you,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 3:00:00 PM
    Again, I am learning about history through your poetry, Gert. How wonderful that the children still celebrate this holiday in honor of Ester's rescue of the Jewish people. At first I thought this was something like Halloween, but it has much more meaning. Awesome write, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 2:07:00 PM
    Very informative ancient historical event you have penned in such a short form of Tanka, gert

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 12:52:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this educational work that is also "Biblical"..Haman could not stand Mordechai...His hate ended up with bad results for him..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara