Tonight was Purim, a joyous Jewish holiday (at the expense of Haman and his family who were bloodthirstily massacred) on which children and adults dress in costumes and have a grand old time. At our synagogue there were the standard costumes of Mordechai, Queen Esther and King Ahaseureus. There were even a few daring Vashtis, the queen Ahaseureus dumps for Esther when the former refuses to “entertain” his guests with dancing and God knows what else.
But this costumery shows a distinct lack of imagination: where are the future Mossad agents? Where are the Gail Folliard costumes? The fat, middle-aged tennis players? Where are the business men disguised with glasses and fake moustache as revealed by Dubai’s CCTV system? C’mon my fellow Jews. We have to show our sense of good fun and good sport by honoring those brave Mossad agents who rid the world of another enemy of Israel and the Jewish people.