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I know it's not on most of your radars, but today is the Jewish holiday of Purim.

If you want the in depth explanation you can Google it, but think Halloween... except instead of kids going door to door in costumes to ask for candy, adults and kids alike dress up in costume and bring baked goods and other sweet treats to their friends and neighbors. Oh and there is a religious imperative to drink to the point of inebriation.

I traditionally spend the whole day in my pajamas and bathrobe. And since people usually offer a shot of something at each home where we deliver a basket of goodies, I had to abandon my scooter in a friends driveway about 20 minutes into my appointed rounds and continue on foot.

Still collecting photos of the family, but here's one of my daughter that was inspired by Pulp Fiction.
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Oops, didn't post
Here's the pic

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Oh, and this was taken a couple of hours ago in Tel Aviv of a soldier (he's the son of some friends) home on leave walking in costume with his girlfriend.

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Edit: sorry for the double post. Half in the bag...
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I have fond memories of Purim from Kindergarten and from a couple of years ago when my dads congregation had a klezmer concert, hamantaschen, drink and lots of dance and fun! Good times!

Chag Purim Sameach!
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Happy Purim!

It's also the International Woman's day.

Congratulation, ladies!
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Lovely family.
I can't believe you did not take a special treat to your dog hating neighbor.
Ex-lax brownie or something.
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Santiago wrote:
Lovely family.
I can't believe you did not take a special treat to your dog hating neighbor.
Ex-lax brownie or something.
Those who know me know that when I become overly polite / proper... watch your SS. Since the incident, I have been Mr. Fricken Manners to the troll next door.
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Treppenwitz wrote:
Santiago wrote:
Lovely family.
I can't believe you did not take a special treat to your dog hating neighbor.
Ex-lax brownie or something.
Those who know me know that when I become overly polite / proper... watch your SS. Since the incident, I have been Mr. Fricken Manners to the troll next door.
I'd love to have you as a neighbor but you would probably tire of my schtick pretty fast. Laughing emoticon
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When you get back to your scoot and you find your friend making vroom vroom sounds and twisting his hand at the throttle,you know he has very giving neighbors who brought drink.


Happy Purim! Treppenwitz......
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It is also my daughter's 44th birthday. Aaaaaargh! I'm old. I'm old.


Years ago I asked an Orthodox friend why it was that Jewish feast holidays are two days yet the fast holidays are only one.

He replied, "You think we are crazy"?

Oh, and Trepp, "_____________________"! (Insert appropriate celebratory comment here).
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Happy Purim to you too.
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Guy forgot to shave his legs Bet nobody laughs at him.
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My mother used to say if she were going to be reliolgious shed seriously consider Judism because her Jewish friends new how to party.
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Do they have "Don't ask, Don't tell" in their military over there?
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Sounds like fun. I have a Jewish friend next door and she's supposed to come over to us my computer today. Hope she doesn't scare the bunnies. Laughing emoticon Enjoy
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Treppenwitz wrote:
Santiago wrote:
Lovely family.
I can't believe you did not take a special treat to your dog hating neighbor.
Ex-lax brownie or something.
Those who know me know that when I become overly polite / proper... watch your SS. Since the incident, I have been Mr. Fricken Manners to the troll next door.
Ah!! You have a troll as well! Mine lives downstairs, he moved in a year ago and hasn't spoke to anyone. He has put in numerous complaints- from my washing machine spinning to loudly, the floor boards squeaking, my bins in the wrong place (!!??) sigh... Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Treppenwitz wrote:
Oh, and this was taken a couple of hours ago in Tel Aviv of a soldier (he's the son of some friends) home on leave walking in costume with his girlfriend.

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Obviously, the handbag is loaded!

I should be partying too - but have to work, look after the kids, go running etc.

Interestingly, on a sort of Israel/Jewish type tip, I am currently assisting with the promotion of a series of documentaries about World Leaders and the first two come out on Monday and are for Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat.

This link may be of interest to a few reading this thread in particular. The films are made by an old school friend and he gets amazing access and shoots like he is making a movie. Worth watching the trailer.

[url]www.priceofkings.com[/url]
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All I see is Jorgen von Strangle:

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Treppenwitz wrote:
Oh, and this was taken a couple of hours ago in Tel Aviv of a soldier (he's the son of some friends) home on leave walking in costume with his girlfriend.

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As usual Trep... hilarious Laughing emoticon
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Forgot all about Purim. Have a hamantashen for me!!!
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Happy Purim--

something i've never gotten to experience, but would love to!

betsey
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