Of all the holidays in the Jewish calendar year, Purim is the only one which might be considered irreverent. Such irreverence is rooted in the fact that Purim is found in the Book of Esther, which does not contain a single reference to God. Subsequently, Purim has become known for mischief-making and fun. It is a time to joke and be jolly, and it is in this spirit of this face that the entire month of Adar (the Hebrew month in which we celebrate Purim) has been designated a time of joy and gladness.
In the spirit of the Hebrew month of Adar, add a little joy to your life by joining us at HCRJ for the following events:
1. Sunday March 1: Join us for the First Annual Purim Carnival during religious school.
2. Friday night March 6: Join us for a Congregational Megilla Reading.
3. See the annual Purim joke below:
A man walks into a bar, drinks a couple of beers, and prepares to leave. The bartender tells him he owes $8.
“But I already paid you. Don’t you remember?” says the customer.
“OK,” says the bartender, “if you say you paid, then I suppose you did.”
The man goes outside and tells the first person he sees that the bartender can’t keep track of whether his customers have paid or not. The second man rushes in, orders a couple beers, and later pulls the same stunt.
The barkeep replies, “OK, if you say you paid, then I suppose you did.”
The customer goes outside and tells a friend how to get free drinks. The third man hurries into the bar and begins to drink highballs.
The bartender leans over and says, “You know, a funny thing happened tonight. Two men were drinking beer, neither paid, and both claimed they had. The next guy who tries that stunt is going to get punched in the — ”
The man interrupts, “Don’t bother me with your troubles, bartender. Just give me my change and I’ll be on my way.”
May your month of Adar be filled with joy and gladness!