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(Some Guy)   Happy Purim. For all Gentiles on Fark, that's the Jewish holiday which is part St. Patty's, part Halloween, part Thanksgiving, and part Jews Go Crazy day. Now where subby's booze   (theyeshivaworld.com) divider line 87
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2014-03-16 07:54:56 AM  
Oy.
 
2014-03-16 08:45:44 AM  
polentical.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-16 08:49:59 AM  
Is this the day where we worship the stick or the stone?  Or is it that gnarly old tree over there?  Or maybe that cow with the weird birthmark?
 
2014-03-16 08:50:12 AM  

SquiggsIN: So it's just as stupid and pointless as every other holiday on the planet?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-16 08:51:44 AM  
WHOO! LET'S DO THIS THING!!

Hamantaschen and noisemakers for everyone!
 
2014-03-16 08:52:58 AM  
My point being, I don't want anything clouding my mind...except booze and reefer...and lust.  And obviously The Shadow, you have no choice there.
 
2014-03-16 08:53:01 AM  
Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?
 
2014-03-16 08:58:28 AM  
Why not just call it Jewbilee?
 
2014-03-16 09:05:54 AM  
idk i'm not jewish, but the gf and I are going to a purim festival today at the jewish community center because why not, sweets and games and its free.
 
2014-03-16 09:12:28 AM  
Came for the Home for Purim reference, left satisfied. Well done.
 
2014-03-16 09:13:50 AM  

babyty: idk i'm not jewish, but the gf and I are going to a purim festival today at the jewish community center because why not, sweets and games and its free.


That is awesomely lame.
 
2014-03-16 09:15:12 AM  
On Purim, EVERYONE'S Jewish!
 
2014-03-16 09:15:27 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: [polentical.files.wordpress.com image 630x354]


Done in two.
 
2014-03-16 09:16:16 AM  

abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?


Sukkot, right? The sukkah is a reminder of the shiatty fragile things people lived in during their 40-year tour of the desert.
 
2014-03-16 09:17:50 AM  
It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.
 
2014-03-16 09:19:25 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: Is this the day where we worship the stick or the stone?  Or is it that gnarly old tree over there?  Or maybe that cow with the weird birthmark?


We follow the gourd!
 
2014-03-16 09:23:37 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.


I'm pretty sure the Persians and there descendants don't hold a grudge anymore, right?
 
2014-03-16 09:27:32 AM  
Who lies and who lives?
 
2014-03-16 09:31:05 AM  

Enlightened Liberal: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

I'm pretty sure the Persians and there descendants don't hold a grudge anymore, right?



Who cares about that crap!
 Is there an LGBT chapter represented in this Purim year?
Why should St. Paddy get all the fun?
 
2014-03-16 09:32:50 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: PhiloeBedoe: Is this the day where we worship the stick or the stone?  Or is it that gnarly old tree over there?  Or maybe that cow with the weird birthmark?

We follow the gourd!


Heretic! We must follow the shoe!
 
2014-03-16 09:33:30 AM  
images37.concordmusicgroup.com

Part what?
 
2014-03-16 09:34:21 AM  

Enlightened Liberal: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

I'm pretty sure the Persians and there descendants don't hold a grudge anymore, right?


www.lobelog.com
"A grudge? Moi??"
 
2014-03-16 09:34:21 AM  

Enlightened Liberal: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

I'm pretty sure the Persians and there descendants don't hold a grudge anymore, right?


Where descendants?
 
2014-03-16 09:35:24 AM  

Twist2005: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Sukkot, right? The sukkah is a reminder of the shiatty fragile things people lived in during their 40-year tour of the desert.


Don't know if that's what it was. Just remember my wife talking about it. And why would you want to remember that?
 
2014-03-16 09:35:49 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: Is this the day where we worship the stick or the stone?  Or is it that gnarly old tree over there?  Or maybe that cow with the weird birthmark?


I'm disappointed to find out that "Purrim" isn't a cat holiday.

Cause we need a holiday involving drunk cats.

/I may be drunk right now
 
2014-03-16 09:36:58 AM  
Pass me the Manischewitz!

L'chaim!
 
2014-03-16 09:40:48 AM  
This is the one day blackface is okay, right?

/asking for a friend
 
2014-03-16 09:45:42 AM  

abhorrent1: Twist2005: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Sukkot, right? The sukkah is a reminder of the shiatty fragile things people lived in during their 40-year tour of the desert.

Don't know if that's what it was. Just remember my wife talking about it. And why would you want to remember that?


It's kind of a combination of seeing how lucky we are to have homes and seeing how far we've come since then.
And since it's a harvest festival, there's an element of being closer to nature. Honestly, Passover is a way bigger, more complicated pain in the ass.
 
2014-03-16 09:46:19 AM  
So all of Hollywood is shut down?
 
2014-03-16 09:52:20 AM  

abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?


Sometimes it's difficult to tell where religion ends and compulsive (mass-)neurosis begins.
 
2014-03-16 09:54:02 AM  

Twist2005: abhorrent1: Twist2005: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Sukkot, right? The sukkah is a reminder of the shiatty fragile things people lived in during their 40-year tour of the desert.

Don't know if that's what it was. Just remember my wife talking about it. And why would you want to remember that?

It's kind of a combination of seeing how lucky we are to have homes and seeing how far we've come since then.
And since it's a harvest festival, there's an element of being closer to nature. Honestly, Passover is a way bigger, more complicated pain in the ass.


Hear Hear, I can never find that friggin afikomen!
 
2014-03-16 09:57:29 AM  

SquiggsIN: So it's just as stupid and pointless as every other holiday on the planet?



It's not over until you're so drunk you can't tell the evil doers from teh good guys. Just like every other holiday. Happy Hangover.
 
2014-03-16 09:58:37 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: Twist2005: abhorrent1: Twist2005: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Sukkot, right? The sukkah is a reminder of the shiatty fragile things people lived in during their 40-year tour of the desert.

Don't know if that's what it was. Just remember my wife talking about it. And why would you want to remember that?

It's kind of a combination of seeing how lucky we are to have homes and seeing how far we've come since then.
And since it's a harvest festival, there's an element of being closer to nature. Honestly, Passover is a way bigger, more complicated pain in the ass.

Hear Hear, I can never find that friggin afikomen!


It's the food restrictions that drive me crazy. I mean, you can't even have a beer that week, right?
 
2014-03-16 10:01:07 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.


Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.
 
2014-03-16 10:01:29 AM  
I went to my 1st Purim service last night. :) I attended my 1st Erev Shabat service back in December, and went to a 2nd one last week. And a couple weekends ago, I went to my 1st Bar Mitzvah. I am also in the middle of learning Hebrew...as an actual language and not just liturgically.
 
2014-03-16 10:04:55 AM  

liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.


At least 100,000 is less than six million, right?

/I keed
 
2014-03-16 10:05:22 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Sometimes it's difficult to tell where religion ends and compulsive (mass-)neurosis begins.


There's a reason for that.
 
2014-03-16 10:06:51 AM  

liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.


Then, there's The Book of Joshua
 
2014-03-16 10:08:33 AM  
St.Patty's

Why do so many people do this?

Patrick -> Paddy
Patricia -> Patty

It's not bloody St. Patricia's Day, is it?!
 
2014-03-16 10:13:55 AM  

strangeluck: PhiloeBedoe: Is this the day where we worship the stick or the stone?  Or is it that gnarly old tree over there?  Or maybe that cow with the weird birthmark?

I'm disappointed to find out that "Purrim" isn't a cat holiday.

Cause we need a holiday involving drunk cats.

/I may be drunk right now


That's funny, and at 9:35am? Congrats, my record is 11am because I watched the Buckeyes play then went to the Bobcats game.

RobSeace: St.Patty's

Why do so many people do this?

Patrick -> Paddy
Patricia -> Patty

It's not bloody St. Patricia's Day, is it?!


I kind of wondered that before, but never gave much thought to it.
 
2014-03-16 10:16:09 AM  
Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?
 
2014-03-16 10:17:22 AM  

yakmans_dad: liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.

Then, there's The Book of Joshua


Pointing out how farked up that is gets no argument from me.
It just rubs me wrong when you take a fairly benign (in the context of religion) story about killing people that were trying to kill you and try to demonize people with it.
 
2014-03-16 10:21:08 AM  
My wife makes the best hamentaschen (and latkes too) which is kinda funny since she is a redheaded Puerto Rican catholic.
 
2014-03-16 10:23:11 AM  

liam76: yakmans_dad: liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.

Then, there's The Book of Joshua

Pointing out how farked up that is gets no argument from me.
It just rubs me wrong when you take a fairly benign (in the context of religion) story about killing people that were trying to kill you and try to demonize people with it.


If you think that killing 100,000 people is 'fairly benign in the context of religion', then I'm not sure what that says about you.
 
2014-03-16 10:26:05 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?


Not only is that an anti-semetic lie that has no basis in reality, that's also not until next week.
 
2014-03-16 10:29:28 AM  

Nemosomen: Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?

Not only is that an anti-semetic lie that has no basis in reality, that's also not until next week.


I knew one was linked to alleged baby killing.
 
2014-03-16 10:29:59 AM  
Basically the formula for any of our holidays. They tried to kills, they could not, lets eat!!!!!!

In Israel, purim is like halloween sans trick or treating.


images1.ynet.co.il
/did not dress up this year! Unlike Bar Refaeli.....
 
2014-03-16 10:30:19 AM  
Where are the farking pics of hot Jewish women in slutty Purim costumes?  Am I reading FARK or a bible study guide to Jewish holidays?
 
2014-03-16 10:31:16 AM  
I came looking for a IDF girl thread and am leaving disappoint
 
2014-03-16 10:32:34 AM  

Twist2005: abhorrent1: Twist2005: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Sukkot, right? The sukkah is a reminder of the shiatty fragile things people lived in during their 40-year tour of the desert.

Don't know if that's what it was. Just remember my wife talking about it. And why would you want to remember that?

It's kind of a combination of seeing how lucky we are to have homes and seeing how far we've come since then.
And since it's a harvest festival, there's an element of being closer to nature. Honestly, Passover is a way bigger, more complicated pain in the ass.


I don't know a lot about any of their holidays. I just know what my wife talked about. Something about him having to be home before dark, Not being able to so much as turn on a light switch on certain days ( I think it was friday), and they had two of everything. Two kitchens, at least two sets of dishes, silverware etc. That whole religion sounds like a huge pain in the ass and also expensive.
 
2014-03-16 10:34:09 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Where are the farking pics of hot Jewish women in slutty Purim costumes?  Am I reading FARK or a bible study guide to Jewish holidays?


GIS for slutty Purim costumes

www.haaretz.com
 
2014-03-16 10:35:56 AM  
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=34atu3WGUgc
 
2014-03-16 10:36:36 AM  
Madonna dressed as Daenerys Targaryen for Purim. Your argument is invalid.

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2014-03-16 10:42:47 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: liam76: yakmans_dad: liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.

Then, there's The Book of Joshua

Pointing out how farked up that is gets no argument from me.
It just rubs me wrong when you take a fairly benign (in the context of religion) story about killing people that were trying to kill you and try to demonize people with it.

If you think that killing 100,000 people is 'fairly benign in the context of religion', then I'm not sure what that says about you.


100,000?  bah.  that's practically like nothing in the larger scheme of the universe!  get some perspective here!
 
2014-03-16 10:44:09 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: liam76: yakmans_dad: liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.

Then, there's The Book of Joshua

Pointing out how farked up that is gets no argument from me.
It just rubs me wrong when you take a fairly benign (in the context of religion) story about killing people that were trying to kill you and try to demonize people with it.

If you think that killing 100,000 people is 'fairly benign in the context of religion', then I'm not sure what that says about you.


It says I am familiar with religion.
If you find that shocking you have probably never read the bible, much less other religious texts.
 
2014-03-16 10:46:01 AM  
Simply...enjoy, have fun.
 
2014-03-16 10:46:36 AM  
Tyrone Slothrop:I'm pretty sure the Persians and there descendants don't hold a grudge anymore, right?

Where descendants?


There! There descendants!

www.moviefancentral.com
 
2014-03-16 11:02:27 AM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
"There's things here! There's rocks, there's trees, there's birds, there's squirrels. Come on, we'll bless them all until we get vashnigyered!"
 
2014-03-16 11:05:57 AM  
f2.thejournal.ie
 
2014-03-16 11:09:21 AM  

upndn: babyty: idk i'm not jewish, but the gf and I are going to a purim festival today at the jewish community center because why not, sweets and games and its free.

That is awesomely lame.


But it's FREE!
/Jewish
//not even close to kosher
///hate assumption all Jews have to be religious
////slashies
 
2014-03-16 11:09:31 AM  

abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?


Sukot! The sukos was the best as a kid.
 
2014-03-16 11:27:11 AM  
Did anyone click the link?

1992 called and they want their homepage back.
 
2014-03-16 11:29:42 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: [polentical.files.wordpress.com image 630x354]


Came here for this. +2 internets to you.
 
2014-03-16 11:35:02 AM  
I don't care what anyone says (and for the record, I haven't been a practitioner of an Abrahamic faith for decades)--there IS something to be said for a holiday where it is a literal religious commandment to get shiatfaced to the point of spoonerism. :D

Not making that up, either.  Between it being a costuming holiday where people are literally encouraged to bring noisemakers, air cans, etc. during religious services to blow upon mention of a certain person who shall not be named AND the religious commandment to get so drunk you can't talk straight, even I have to admit Purim is a pretty cool holiday, all things concerned.

(And I'd probably say the comparison is a bit closer to Guy Fawkes Day than Halloween on the fancy-dress aspects, but all the same, pretty cool.)

/and now on thinking of the reasoning behind the holiday, I am mysteriously hungry for some nice Ethiopian food.  No, I don't CARE that it's Dewahedo Orthodox Lent right now, which is Hardest Lent as they pretty much go vegan as opposed to most Christian denominations that merely give up fish.  I could still seriously go for some wot right now
 
2014-03-16 12:15:15 PM  
PADDY
 
2014-03-16 12:28:30 PM  
a responsible adult to make sure that the boys are not reckless when darting through traffic,

If the boys have made it as far as darting through traffic, the responsible adult has already failed.
 
2014-03-16 12:35:01 PM  

liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.


To go on and kill thousands over the course of two days when they've already killed the conspirators and foiled the plot? And have a protectress who's married to the king and whose cousin is a counselor honored by her husband? Yep, it is wrong.
 
2014-03-16 01:26:33 PM  
For such a time as this ...
 
2014-03-16 01:41:29 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: [polentical.files.wordpress.com image 630x354]


Oscar worthy
 
2014-03-16 01:51:01 PM  
So, somebody refresh the collective memory: what happened to Tatsuma?
 
2014-03-16 01:57:12 PM  

undernova: So, somebody refresh the collective memory: what happened to Tatsuma?


He's a Scientologist now.
 
2014-03-16 02:01:55 PM  
cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com

It's not even one of the High Holy Days!
 
2014-03-16 02:13:55 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: liam76: rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

Thanks for reminding us that to some people when jews strike back at people who are trying to kill them, it is wrong.

To go on and kill thousands over the course of two days when they've already killed the conspirators and foiled the plot? And have a protectress who's married to the king and whose cousin is a counselor honored by her husband? Yep, it is wrong.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purim#Purim_narrative

"The previous decree against the Jewish people could not be annulled,"

The plot wasn't "foiled" until they killed the people who were plotting against them.

A collection of stories that have genocide, infanticide, etc and you are getting butt hurt over self defense? farking pathetic.
 
2014-03-16 02:24:59 PM  

abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?


Its not a tent, its a hut, and we only eat in there, not live in there, though when its good weather we sometimes stay in there longer

WeenerGord: [cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com image 850x571]

It's not even one of the High Holy Days!

Its actually one of the most important holidays according to the talmud (the codified Jewish religious law), and those guys 1600 years ago knew how to drink, the Talmud has stories.

rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.


actually if you read the actual book of Ester, they only killed those that attacked them, it was self defense, and the King authorized it anyways, so it was cool

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?


We have a holiday like that?

I wonder when that is, please tell me, I'm interested.

Let me see, we have Purim for Drinking, Passover for the seder and eating Matzo, Shavuos for eating cheese cake (and something about the day of god giving the torah and Sinai), Rosh Hashana for celebrating the New Year, Yom Kippur for fasting, Succos for celebrating in the Succah, Shemini Atzeres for celebrating the end of harvest season in the holy land, Simchas Torah for celebrating the bible, and Chanukka for eating latkes and donuts.

I'm drawing a blank here on yours?

DRINK UP! It's a religious commandment on this holiday
msnbcmedia.msn.com

And get your groove on


www.vosizneias.com
 
2014-03-16 02:32:49 PM  

jedihirsch: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Its not a tent, its a hut, and we only eat in there, not live in there, though when its good weather we sometimes stay in there longer
WeenerGord: [cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com image 850x571]

It's not even one of the High Holy Days!
Its actually one of the most important holidays according to the talmud (the codified Jewish religious law), and those guys 1600 years ago knew how to drink, the Talmud has stories.

rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

actually if you read the actual book of Ester, they only killed those that attacked them, it was self defense, and the King authorized it anyways, so it was cool

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?

We have a holiday like that?

I wonder when that is, please tell me, I'm interested.


Isn't that where PASSOVER got its name from?  The killing of Egyptian first-borns?
 
2014-03-16 02:52:12 PM  

Lord Jubjub: jedihirsch: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Its not a tent, its a hut, and we only eat in there, not live in there, though when its good weather we sometimes stay in there longer
WeenerGord: [cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com image 850x571]

It's not even one of the High Holy Days!
Its actually one of the most important holidays according to the talmud (the codified Jewish religious law), and those guys 1600 years ago knew how to drink, the Talmud has stories.

rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

actually if you read the actual book of Ester, they only killed those that attacked them, it was self defense, and the King authorized it anyways, so it was cool

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?

We have a holiday like that?

I wonder when that is, please tell me, I'm interested.

Isn't that where PASSOVER got its name from?  The killing of Egyptian first-borns?


That was god, not us. And god didn't kill them all, only until Pharaoh (a first born himself) said enough. And we don't celebrate that, in fact the part of the seder when we mention it it's a more somber part. We celebrate the exodus and the splitting of the sea, we thank god for the 10 plagues and we lament that so many people had to suffer because their leader wouldn't listen until his own life was in danger. But we do not celebrate the death. We never celebrate death in Judaism. on purim we celebrate the miracle that god saved us, we mention the deaths, but we never celebrate that part. On Hanukka we don't celebrate the military victory of the Syrian-Greek Empire, we celebrate the liberation and restoration of the temple. In judaism we celebrate god and miracles, but never the deaths
 
2014-03-16 03:07:48 PM  

jedihirsch: Lord Jubjub: jedihirsch: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Its not a tent, its a hut, and we only eat in there, not live in there, though when its good weather we sometimes stay in there longer
WeenerGord: [cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com image 850x571]

It's not even one of the High Holy Days!
Its actually one of the most important holidays according to the talmud (the codified Jewish religious law), and those guys 1600 years ago knew how to drink, the Talmud has stories.

rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

actually if you read the actual book of Ester, they only killed those that attacked them, it was self defense, and the King authorized it anyways, so it was cool

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?

We have a holiday like that?

I wonder when that is, please tell me, I'm interested.

Isn't that where PASSOVER got its name from?  The killing of Egyptian first-borns?

That was god, not us. And god didn't kill them all, only until Pharaoh (a first born himself) said enough. And we don't celebrate that, in fact the part of the seder when we mention it it's a more somber part. We celebrate the exodus and the splitting of the sea, we thank god for the 10 plagues and we lament that so many people had to suffer because their leader wouldn't forced by God to not listen until his own life was in danger. But we do not celebrate the death. We never celebrate death in Judaism. on purim we celebrate the miracle that god saved us, we mention the deaths, but ...


Re-read Exodus some time.  By the time the plagues come around, God pretty much makes the Pharaoh be even more of a dick and keep saying "no" until He's inflicted all seven of His nifty plagues.  The Egyptians suffered, and so many of their children died, because God was being a petty biatch and was pulling a "uh uh, it's too late now, Ima make you pay."
 
2014-03-16 04:31:42 PM  

stoli n coke: Why not just call it Jewbilee?


They did that on South Park about 10 years ago.
 
2014-03-16 06:28:12 PM  
The wife, son and I won the costume contest at shul today, so that was something.
 
2014-03-16 07:43:35 PM  
Have a cold one.
bythepint.com
 
2014-03-16 10:15:29 PM  

dg41: The wife, son and I won the costume contest at shul today, so that was something.


Pics or it didn't happen
 
2014-03-16 10:20:51 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Isn't that where PASSOVER got its name from? The killing of Egyptian first-borns?

That was god, not us. And god didn't kill them all, only until Pharaoh (a first born himself) said enough. And we don't celebrate that, in fact the part of the seder when we mention it it's a more somber part. We celebrate the exodus and the splitting of the sea, we thank god for the 10 plagues and we lament that so many people had to suffer because their leader wouldn't forced by God to not listen until his own life was in danger. But we do not celebrate the death. We never celebrate death in Judaism. on purim we celebrate the miracle that god saved us, we mention the deaths, but ...

Re-read Exodus some time. By the time the plagues come around, God pretty much makes the Pharaoh be even more of a dick and keep saying "no" until He's inflicted all seven of His nifty plagues. The Egyptians suffered, and so many of their children died, because God was being a petty biatch and was pulling a "uh uh, it's too late now, Ima make you pay."



In Judaism we say god may have nudged Pharaoh a certain way, but god never takes away a man's free choice, and it was still his choice. Also in Judaism we say that the Egyptians were just as liable as their leaders because they didn't speak up and protest. The Talmud says a small minority of the Egyptian people protested and any plague after they protested they were not punished. Protested after number 1, skip the next nine, protested after number 9? Well you still have your first born. god only punished those who share in culpability in Judaism
 
2014-03-16 10:36:36 PM  

jedihirsch: abhorrent1: Jews have some of the best holidays. They also have some of the weirdest, most miserable sounding holidays. My wifes old boss was an Orthodox Jew and every year he had to go live in a tent or something in his backyard for like a week. WTF is the point of that?

Its not a tent, its a hut, and we only eat in there, not live in there, though when its good weather we sometimes stay in there longer
WeenerGord: [cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com image 850x571]

It's not even one of the High Holy Days!
Its actually one of the most important holidays according to the talmud (the codified Jewish religious law), and those guys 1600 years ago knew how to drink, the Talmud has stories.

rzrwiresunrise: It's the holiday where we're supposed to remember that the Jews foiled a Persian plot to kill them, but we're supposed to forget that when given the opportunity via a blank edict by the Persian king, the Jews opted to kill nearly 100,000 Persians suspected of anti-Jewish sentiment or intentions.

actually if you read the actual book of Ester, they only killed those that attacked them, it was self defense, and the King authorized it anyways, so it was cool

Mid_mo_mad_man: Isn't this the gentile baby killing holiday ?

We have a holiday like that?

I wonder when that is, please tell me, I'm interested.

Let me see, we have Purim for Drinking, Passover for the seder and eating Matzo, Shavuos for eating cheese cake (and something about the day of god giving the torah and Sinai), Rosh Hashana for celebrating the New Year, Yom Kippur for fasting, Succos for celebrating in the Succah, Shemini Atzeres for celebrating the end of harvest season in the holy land, Simchas Torah for celebrating the bible, and Chanukka for eating latkes and donuts.

I'm drawing a blank here on yours?

DRINK UP! It's a religious commandment on this holiday


And get your groove on


I know you don't. I was refering to an old legend about the holiday. Snopes has a article on it. I would link it but I'm on my phone.
 
2014-03-17 01:00:28 AM  

babyty: idk i'm not jewish, but the gf and I are going to a purim festival today at the jewish community center because why not, sweets and games and its free.


Very thrifty for a Gentile.
 
2014-03-17 08:50:36 AM  

NDP2: Have a cold one.
[bythepint.com image 680x510]


Does it taste like Welch's Grape Juice?
 
2014-03-17 12:45:55 PM  
lazymojo:

100,000?  bah.  that's practically like nothing in the larger scheme of the universe!  get some perspective here!

I read that as "larger schlemiel of the universe".  I must be getting into the spirit.
 
2014-03-17 03:16:17 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: I know you don't. I was refering to an old legend about the holiday. Snopes has a article on it. I would link it but I'm on my phone.


Try to make it more seem like a joke next time, on fark, i've come across idiot anitsemites before so if it isn't obviously joking I go into defensive mode. Sorry to have taken you the wrong way
 
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