Jewish Journal

Purimpalooza 2008

by Danielle Berrin

March 25, 2008 | 4:42 pm

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 character—a 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 inhibitions—and 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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