The Purim Meal
Eat, drink, and be merry is not without controversy.
The "same" means that God is to be praised equally for Haman's downfall (cursed be Haman) and Mordecai's elevation (blessed be Mordecai). Wine, according to Jewish thought, takes us away from petty distractions and gives us greater spiritual awareness. Under its influence, even when we can no longer distinguish the two benefits, we should continue praising God and His protection of us.
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