Hamantaschen and Hiddenness, Masks and Revelation

Amidst the celebration of Purim, Barrack students were asked to consider possible layers of meaning in the holiday's traditions, incorporating scholarly analysis to understand the familiar in new and deeper ways:

Costume-wearing isn’t only another act of revelry on this day of joy and jest, but may in fact be a form of divine imitation, in which we too reveal ourselves through concealment, paralleling the revelatory concealment of God in the times of Mordecai, Esther, and Ahashverosh long ago. (From "Purim and Paul: The Torah Veiled and Unveiled" by Yehuda Fogel; published online at thelehrhaus.com).