Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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 27
    More: Interesting, Jewish holiday, box trucks  
•       •       •

2155 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Mar 2014 at 8:46 AM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2014-03-16 10:29:59 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:01:29 AM  
3 votes:
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 09:17:50 AM  
3 votes:
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 09:16:16 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:05:57 AM  
2 votes:
f2.thejournal.ie
2014-03-16 10:01:07 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:45:42 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:35:49 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:15:12 AM  
2 votes:
On Purim, EVERYONE'S Jewish!
2014-03-16 09:05:54 AM  
2 votes:
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 08:58:28 AM  
2 votes:
Why not just call it Jewbilee?
2014-03-16 06:28:12 PM  
1 vote:
The wife, son and I won the costume contest at shul today, so that was something.
2014-03-16 02:24:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:44:09 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:36:36 AM  
1 vote:
Madonna dressed as Daenerys Targaryen for Purim. Your argument is invalid.

scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net
2014-03-16 10:32:34 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:26:05 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:23:11 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:21:08 AM  
1 vote:
My wife makes the best hamentaschen (and latkes too) which is kinda funny since she is a redheaded Puerto Rican catholic.
2014-03-16 10:17:22 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:08:33 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:54:02 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:23:37 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:19:25 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:53:01 AM  
1 vote:
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 08:51:44 AM  
1 vote:
WHOO! LET'S DO THIS THING!!

Hamantaschen and noisemakers for everyone!
2014-03-16 08:45:44 AM  
1 vote:
polentical.files.wordpress.com
 
Displayed 27 of 27 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report