Here’s to Purim Drink, Merriment, and Hamentashen

During the Roman Era, live theater could be cruel and violent. Slaves and Jews were often killed as part of the drama. So how did the traditional Purim-Spiel – live theatre that celebrates masquerades, irreverence, and even drunkenness –become universal Jewish practice on Purim?  Click here for the Evolution of the Purim-Spiel.  Purim starts Wednesday night with Megilla readings throughout town.

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