Feb 23, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Join us for a festive night of drinking, dressing in costume, and crafting (since we had to cancel Halloween, we want to share those costumes!)
Purim is a Jewish holiday based on the Book of Esther . The story takes place in Persia, and involves a beautiful Queen, her wise Uncle, a foolish King, and a Wicked, Wicked Man (just in case anyone is inspired to make a new holiday-appropriate costume - totally not necessary). The story involves intrigue, and the idea of things being hidden, hence the costumes. The custom is to drink until one can't tell the difference between "blessed is Mordechai" - the wise uncle - and "cursed is Haman" - the wicked man. Other customs involve listening to the reading of the Book of Esther and drowning out the sound of Haman's name with a noisemaker, giving charity, giving food gifts to friends, and eating.
Details for the meetup:
Please do not bring food (Connie's kitchen is kosher). She will be providing lots of snacks: cheese, hummus, dips, stuff like that, and homemade hamentashen. Please bring beer, wine, or other beverages. The more alcohol, the better! Warning for those with allergies: Connie has two cats. We are working on fun carnival style activities with a craft theme. Feel free to suggest ideas!
Details about specific location to follow for those RSVPing, but near the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge.