We watched a different artist’s interpretation of the Megillah, http://www.g-dcast.com/purim/. Students realized that various aspects of the story seem to be given different levels of importance in each video, book and song. We also discussed that God seems to be in hiding in the Megillah and that his name is never mentioned though the author suggests God’s presence and the Hebrew root of Esther’s name is to 'to hide.' Students made paper hamentashen and hid something about themselves or the Megillah within their cookies. And, we were excited to complete our megillot, roll them up, and tie them with a piece of yarn as we prepared to bring them home.
I hope that every enjoyed a very happy Purim!