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Time to ReconsiderPurim’s Excesses

Purim

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/time_to_reconsiderpurims_excesses_20090304

Purim used to be all about carnival: makeup, masquerade, cheering the heroes (with whom we identified ourselves), booing the villains (who were obligingly already dead) and overindulging (which we hardly ever permitted at any other time). It has in more recent years become more problematic.

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