Chag Sameach/Happy Holidays! The festive holiday of Purim just ended at sunset. Sure, it’s famed for the old Jewish adage “they tried to kill us; they didn’t succeed; let’s eat,” but Purim itself is a very silly holiday, arguably the silliest of Jewish holidays, where religious leaders dress up in costume and lead services to popular theme songs, where performers mock Bible stories (really, the story of Esther) right in front of the congregation, and everyone is encouraged to drink until they can’t tell the difference between “blessed is Mordecai [good guy]” and “cursed is Haman [bad guy]” (accompanied by groggers and loud booooos!)
And have I mentioned the hamentaschen? 😛
But here’s a real Purim gift for all of you—a slideshow of three Purim parties! Featuring JSC’s famed Latke/Hamentaschen Debate, GLOE’s Purim Masquerade, and finally, the Megillah reading and spiel at Adas Israel.
While you gentiles were going through an ordinary day, come see what the DC Jews were up to. 😉 Enjoy!
Click here for the slideshow!
Crossposted to the Examiner.