He chides us liberals for not taking Purim seriously enough, for relegating it to “a play date for the kids.”
The message of Purim, in other words, is not merely that Jews need “clarity and resolve” against their enemies.
To my surprise, rhyming "Santorum" with "Purim" proved very popular with readers.
Tel Aviv was gearing up for Purim, so I likely had hamentaschen in the cart, certainly challah and probably milk.
And if you want to take Purim seriously, as I do, neither should you.
But the date had now been moved from midsummer to early spring, and into the neighbourhood of the feast of Purim.
The smacks pained, and the words "'Purim' presents" gnawed at my brain.
The feast of Purim, which was instituted in token of the deliverance wrought through Esther, coincides in date with Easter.
But he heeded them as little as Haman heeds the "Purim" rattles.
Now Jensen's solution is that the fast at Purim represents the wailing for Tammuz, or somebody of his type.
Jewish festival on the 14th of Adar (in commemoration of the defeat of Haman's plot), late 14c., from Hebrew purim, literally "lots" (plural of pur), identified with haggoral "the lot" (Esther iii:7, ix:24), perhaps from Akkadian puru "stone, urn," "which itself is prob. a loan word from Sumeric bur" [Klein].