Category Archives: Purim

Welcome to the Masquerade

If Shakespeare thought England circa 1600 was absurd, imagine what he would have thought of Persia in 400 BCE, or, for that matter Global Civilization 2010, where all the world is a wacky, crooked stage and all the people its drunken players. On the surface, the Megillah, the Scroll of Esther, reads like a suspenseful […]

Laugh at Hate

What’s so funny about Purim? The plot line is tragically familiar. The Jewish nation faces the first of many crises to its existence through the long years of exile following the destruction of the Temple and the Israelite Kingdom. Why do celebrate by dressing up, getting drunk, pulling pranks and living the most laughable day […]