3.02.2007

Some lighter Purim fare

Nothing original, I'm afraid.

BZ describes the menu of yet another kosher, vegetarian Indian restaurant. Click on the links therein. You won't be sorry.

This isn't Purim-related, except that Purim is the time when people wear unexpected gear. Behold hatam_soferet's Tefillin Barbie! It all started fairly innocently last October, when soferet [scribe] Jen Taylor Friedman was taking a halachically-mandated break from sofrut during chol hamoed Sukkot. You can read more about Tefillin Barbie's journey here. I mentioned her before, but lots more has happened to her since then. Check it out.

This isn't exactly Purim-related, nor is it Torah, but it is pretty funny. Psychotoddler shares some JPGs he received of kids' math and physics answers.

From mail.liberal-Judaism listserv archives from 1999, here are Arthur Waskow's contributions to the "How many x Jews does it take to change a light bulb?" Two of my favorites are:
Q: How many Orthodox Rabbis does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Change?

Q: How many congregants does it take to change a light bulb in a synagogue?
A: CHANGE? You vant we should CHANGE the light bulb? My grandmother donated
that light bulb!!!
Here is some older Purim Torah:
המן מן התורה מנין? (בראשית ג) המן העץ. אסתר מן התורה מנין? (דברים לא) ואנכי הסתר אסתיר. מרדכי מן התורה מנין? דכתיב (שמות ל) מר דרור ומתרגמינן מירא דכיא

This, alas, is not really translatable, since it's based on Hebrew puns.

Finally, don't miss the lunar eclipse tomorrow night!

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