It’s Purim!

Purim – the Jewish celebration of courage, deliverance, and the Book of Esther (about which Martin Luther was despicably clueless) – starts tonight!

What to do on Purim:

  • Read the book of Esther;
  • Send gifts of food;
  • Send gifts of money;
  • Party like it’s Purim!

I do not actually party, but I am making hamantaschen.

This has turned into a political act, I guess, because of Bon Appetit’s “archive repair project,” and the public shaming it’s provoked – here’s one example – and the predictable “You’re wrong!” “No, you’re wrong!” multi-media-vehicle crash.

Unless, which seems more likely, it was always a political act and it took people this long to notice.

On a lighter note, in some circles hamantaschen have been deeply controversial for a long time.

red line embellished
Esther_Scroll_-_Google_Art_Project

Image: Esther scroll, Israel Museum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2 responses to “It’s Purim!”

  1. “And now, come to help me, an orphan. Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion and turn his heart to hatred for our enemy, so that he and those who are in league with him may perish. Save us from the hand of our enemies; turn our mourning into gladness and our sorrows into wholeness.”
    EST 12
    Yup, political. 🙂

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