March 25, 2008 | 4:42 pm
Posted by Danielle Berrin
Check out last week’s hot Purim happenings in the Circuit and try to find yourself in the crowd:
Purim in Los Angeles is like Independence Day; a chance for Jews to liberate themselves from everyday exteriors and reinvent themselves as their favorite characterâa Persian Queen, an opulent Pharoah or popular this year, call girl #9. With the rare and welcome religious imperative to get shnockered, Jews young and old, observant and secular, all seem to find something irresistible about the holiday of hiddeness, masking and unmasking in their dress, concealing and revealing their inhibitionsâand in an election season, proudly proclaiming their politics.
VideoJew Jay Firestone has possible remedies for a post-Purim hangover in his new comic spin on Judaism’s big night of bacchanalia:
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