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The Wizard of PersOz


Except for hamentashen, there is nothing more beloved about Purim than the Purim Speil. Spell is a Yiddish word meaning game, or play, and the Purim Speil is a humorous retelling of the Book of Esther. There are many, many ways to retell the saving of the Israelite people from Haman (BOOO!!), but what makes a speil a spell is the mixing of the Purim story with another story. Welcome to Congregation Temple Israel's The Wizard of PersOz - where the yellow brick road leads not only to the Emerald City, but a happy ending for Esther, Mordechai and all the Jews.