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Purim

Discussion in 'Judaism DIR' started by CMike, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. CMike

    CMike Well-Known Member

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    Purim is coming up, so I wanted to start a Purim thread.

    Sunday my shul is having a purim/costume/dinner/reading of the megillah party (not in order).

    I think of going as Moshe Dayan.

    Purim is a joyous holiday. It's celebrated by what jews do best- eat.

    Below is a summary of what the holiday is about.



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    What is Purim about? - Benjamin Rapaport - YouTube

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    Purim Story Watch the story about the King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther - YouTube

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    How to celebrate Purim? - YouTube

    Some music below


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    Raise Your Mask Purim - The Fountainheads - YouTube

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    The Maccabeats - Purim Song - YouTube

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    Chag Purim - English and Transliterated - YouTube

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    Purim at Hogwarts (Yiddish song with English subtitles) - YouTube
     
  2. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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  3. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    I'm invited to 3 parties. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'm not sure my alcohol intake is geared for the task, but I'm certainly going to put it to the test.
     
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    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    Of course I meant 'old' in the sense of cultivating and refining your wisdom while us no good party goers look for redundant fun while ignoring the literature of the holiday :p
     
  8. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I've been told that I really don't have to put a costume on for Purim. I wonder what they mean by that?
     
  9. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    You're going as Vashti, or at least Vashti as the king wanted her to appear.

    Peter
     
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    Is he handsome, sophisticated, and superbly intelligent as well?
     
  11. CMike

    CMike Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, without the skin issues.
     
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    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    You might find interesting, if you've not read it, Yitz Greenberg's take on Purim in The Jewish Way.

    Peter
     
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    Given …

    … I'm still not a big fan.
     
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    Hello John, when you want to comment on someone's post, I suggest clicking on that QUOTE button on the bottom right of each post. It will show what you are commenting on, because the way you do it now makes it impossible (or close to), to understand what or who you are commenting on.
     
  17. CMike

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    I'm going as Moshe Dayan at tommorrows Purim party.

    It sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.
     
  18. Tarheeler

    Tarheeler Argumentative Curmudgeon
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    I went to our Purim as a fat guy with a beard. As I am actually fat a guy with a beard, it didn't take much in the way of the costume.

    But I do have to say that the Bourbon was kosher, and the line between Mordechai and Haman is slightly blurred. :yes:
     
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    No disrespect ment, I just want to ask, is this the holiday with the nice treats with the fruit?
     
  20. CMike

    CMike Well-Known Member

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    Yes, one of them.
     
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