|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 26, 2002, 1:23|
On Mon, 25 Feb 2002 10:44:54 -0500 Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...>
> >To all fellow Jews!
> >Chag ha-Purim Sameach!
> >May the Most High One bless his people richly and give protection
> from all
> >the enemies-haters of the Jewish soul!
> And may we all drink until we cannot tell "Mordecai" from "Haman"!!-
Although contrary to popular belief, that isn't necessary.
"One is obligated to be very joyous on this day, in eating and drinking,
until nothing is lacking; and of course we are not commanded to get
drunk and remove ourselves from the joy - for we have not been commanded
to have happiness of wildness and stupidity, but to have happiness of
pleasure that will lead us to love God and thank him for the miracles
that he has done for us."
~ the Me'iri