2500 years ago in ancient Persia, an evil minister in the court of King Xerxes named Haman plotted a pogrom against Persian Jews. Thankfully, Haman’s dark plans were foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai, and every year the holiday of Purim — the Jewish Festival of Lots — recognizes their victory over Haman. This year Purim will be celebrated between the evenings of March 16th and 17th.
Hamantaschen Cookies — in the shape of Haman’s ears or perhaps the three-cornered hat he is sometimes said to have worn — are a traditional dessert served during Purim. Made from mouth-watering shortbread cookie dough and stuffed with poppy seed, raspberry, apricot, or prune fillings, hamantaschen are a delightfully delicious treat.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and symbolically bite Haman’s head off at the same time this Purim with hamantaschen from the Mediterranean Bakery!