Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Purim!

Below is a brief video about Purim.  It is only a partial retelling of the story.  It certainly does not fulfill the mitzvah of reading the megillah, but it may make you laugh.  And this is the most important part of Purim. It is the one day when we are commanded to not take ourselves so seriously.  When you think about the fact that we are laughing and making fun at the most serious of subjects, namely antisemitism and Haman's attempt to exterminate the Jewish people, it should give you pause.  Instead we make noise, put on costumes, drink too much and celebrate with wild abandon.  Laughter really is the best medicine.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Steve K. said...

You are awesome! Happy Purim