Shliach to Beijing Rabbi Shimon Freundlich, who remained in China despite the outbreak, read the Megillah at the Israeli embassy in Beijing after which the assembled enjoyed Hamantashen prepared by the rabbi himself.
By Anash.org reporter
Shliach to Beijing Rabbi Shimon Freundlich, who remained in China despite the outbreak, read the Megillah at the Israeli embassy in Beijing, for and local residents and embassy staff. After the Megillah reading, the assembled enjoyed freshly baked Hamantashen prepared by the rabbi himself.
The Chabad center which is on government land, is closed due to a blanket ban on all public gatherings.
Rabbi Freundlich shared this message with Anash.org
Tonight begins the Jewish festival of Purim. It is a joyous and giving holiday. As my wife is out of town and I was left to make the traditional triangular shaped cookie known as Hamantashen, together with our Ayi, Ah Hong 红 of 17 years. My wife sent me explicit instructions of how to make it, with the order of mixing the ingredients along with the oven temperature and how long it should bake for. The results speak for themselves.
One thing I was reminded of was that when you follow your wife’s advice according to the way she tells it to you, from her successful experiences, you too will be successful! While I knew this yesterday and will know it again tomorrow, today this inspired me with extra appreciation.
HAPPY PURIM – may this happy holiday shine it’s positive energy throughout all of China bringing an end to COVID-19 and only good times ahead for us all!
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