Have a Ball at Purim!!

Purim is now most memorable as a family celebration, a raucous children’s party with creative costumes, home-baked hamantaschen, and a noisy service during which the megillah, the Scroll of Esther, is read. The name of Haman is cursed with groggers even as that of Mordecai is cheered. A century ago the memorable Purim event would…