Joy and Strength are … Hamentaschen. This special treat made for the Jewish Purim holiday is ladened with symbolism. Besides being fun to make and yummy to eat, Hamentaschen are symbolic of the hidden miracles that happened during the time of Purim. The sweetness is hidden inside the dough just like miracles are often hidden in our lives. Sometimes we get to see them and often times we do not. And if we do get to see them, then all of the Divine Providences leading up to them were kept hidden, but were always there. And there is faith in knowing that. We aren’t usually privy to the behind-the-scenes, but it’s important to know that there is a behind-the-scenes. One completely specific to each and every one of us.
5th day of the Jewish month of Adar – the month of Joy and Strength