Hot Purim Costumes This Year: Gail Folliard, or Tennis Anyone?
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.
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Not to worry Richard, the Mossad agents are the #1 costumes in Israel this year. Dubai now has an extra 450,101 suspects to take into account!
Actually! I heard that badly disguised Mossad agents is one of the most popular Purim costumes in Israel this year! You have to hand it to Israelis for having great senses of humor about themselves. Any common episode of Eretz Nehederet would get American comedians lynched.
Can you elaborate on this Hamaan person? I am not familiar with the story?
Yes, indeed from what I’m hearing “Gail” was a very popular costume in Israel.
As to the Purim story, a small correction: Vashti was not “dumped” she was beheaded. And the request explicitly called for her to come out naked, as far as I remember.