Poll: Purim Costumes

While we here at MJL may be focusing a good amount of attention on Tu Bishvat, which is tomorrow, we have another Jewish holiday coming up in a very short time.

That’s right. Purim is less than a month away. What does that mean? It means that Passover is two months away. What does that mean? Shavuot is seven weeks after that. And don’t get me started about Lag Ba’Omer. That’s coming up faster than you can say “Wait, when is Tisha B’Av again?”

Back to Purim though. I’ve mentioned over and over again that I’m not a man who enjoys wearing a costume. And I’ll probably talk about it again over the next month (I know you can’t wait). But that doesn’t mean that I have to be a Debbie Downer and ruin the fun for everyone else.

Some people like dressing up for Purim. Are you one of them?

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