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Resource Category: Purim

Purim is a holiday about masks, but what many fail to realize is that the masks are only there to encourage us to look behind them. We all wear masks every day, and the holiday of Purim encourages us to look past them and reveal our true selves to the world. We hope these Purim activities and resources, designed to help you connect with and nurture your truest self, will let you do that!

  • Learn how to look behind your own mask and nurture your truest self, with our self-care and self-reflection Purim resources!
  • Who you surround yourself with is a crucial factor in cultivating mental wellness, and within communities big and small, it can be hard to determine who is a friend or foe. Learn how!

When we enter the month of Adar, we increase in joy.
– Talmud, Taanit 29a

By Rabbi Sandra Cohen | How do you rejoice when you can’t rejoice? By accepting your experience and being gentle with yourself. You can use the joy around you to help you be kind to yourself. Allow for the possibility that you may eventually feel better, just not today. And that, my friends, will let joy in. Forgive yourself. After all you, have done nothing wrong.
By Lisa Ziv | Let us shift our mindset to develop a more supportive community for those fighting their internal battles with Haman. Let us work to understand invisible illnesses and pathways to recovery. Let us be aware of the signs and the things to look for in ourselves and others, so we can get or provide support. And, let us change our thoughts and behaviors so taking responsibility for our mental health is equally important to taking care of our heart, our vision or any other physical health issue. Most of all, we need to understand that mental health challenges can happen to anyone in any family at any time.