Purim is a spring holiday commemorating the heroic actions of Esther, Queen of Persia, who prevented Haman from massacring her people. These triangular pastries, literally meaning "Haman's pockets" were inspired by Haman's three-cornered hat. They are pockets of pastry usually stuffed with a sweet poppy seed mixture, or with the dark prune butter sold as "lekvar". In fact, they can have any preserve in them that you wish, but the ones i mentioned are the classics. Recipe from Raymond Sokolov. Presented are two variations for the dough (cookie and yeast), as well as the fillings. Cooking time is approximate, and depends on the variation used below.