Jewish holiday of Purim celebrated in Harford

Jewish holiday of Purim celebrated in Harford

Dozens of people, young and old, came together in Harford County over the weekend to celebrate Purim, a Jewish holiday based on the biblical Book of Esther.

At Temple Adas Shalom near Havre de Grace, children – and some adults – paraded in costumes, played games and rattled traditional graggers to drown out the name of Haman, the story's villain, as part of the book was read Sunday morning.

They also watched a Purim Spiel, a play with a creative take on the Esther story.

Harford Chabad, in Bel Air, hosted a Purimtini party Saturday night and a family fun day at Barnes & Noble on Sunday morning.

Purim, which ran from Saturday night through Sunday night, is a...