Purim Special: Total Parody Party!
A disclaimer from Rabbi Matt Dreffin
In the story of Purim, everything is flipped upside down. A woman from a religious minority rises to power. The king’s most trusted advisor goes from gluttonous galas to hanging from the gallows. And, the Jews turn the tables on many would-be assailants with permission from the gentile king. The commemoration, or more-aptly described, celebration, leads to a joyous, carnival-like atmosphere where we wear masks, raucously boo in the sanctuary, and maybe partake in a few adult-beverages.
In the spirit of Purim, we thought we would bring you an ISJL Education Department Newsletter that was flipped upside down. Routinely, we’ll put a “bad brainstorm” on the docket at a weekly meeting, then push those ideas to the side. But this month, we decided to go full bore and bring you five articles that, hopefully, will tickle your funny bone and get you in the mood for our season of rejoicing. We are only serious about how not-serious we are in these articles.
In case you’re still confused, let me provide this disclaimer.
ALL OF THE WORDS IN THIS MONTH’S NEWSLETTER ARE INTENDED TO BE A JOKE. WE ARE NOT SERIOUSLY SUGGESTING THAT YOU DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR STUDENTS OR PARENTS.
We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter full of bad advice as much as we enjoyed writing it. Check out:
Happy February, and see you when we get to Adar.
The ISJL Education Team
We're proud to provide our partners with new monthly resources and enrichment to share with your classrooms and communities! If you have newsletter questions or requests, email Education Director Rabbi Matt Dreffin: firstname.lastname@example.org.