And apparently everybody’s out drinking, shaking their graggers, also called “ra’ashan” (noisemaker), wearing crazy hats, and driving like maniacs.
At least that’s what we’re seeing in Hollywood today.
Inside the temples, this is about the only fun holiday – during the reading of the Magailla (the whole Magilla???), every time (bad guy) Haman’s name is mentioned, everybody in the congregation boos, hisses, rattles a noisemaker, or otherwise cuts loose.
Like most (all?) Jewish holidays, the basic premise is
A. Somebody tried to kill us.
B. They failed.
C. Let’s have a holiday to celebrate it.
D. Let’s eat. (Thanks, Oren – you’re right!)