COMMENTARY: On Purim, seize the day

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Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founding rabbi of IKAR, a community of inspiration and experimentation dedicated to reclaiming and reinvigorating Jewish tradition and practice in Los Angeles and throughout the Jewish world. Photo courtesy of IKAR

Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founding rabbi of IKAR, a community of inspiration and experimentation dedicated to reclaiming and reinvigorating Jewish tradition and practice in Los Angeles and throughout the Jewish world. Photo courtesy of IKAR

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(RNS) Purim is an exercise in radical spiritual destabilization, the one day each year when Judaism's otherwise exacting tradition recognizes that sometimes drunken revelry is a supremely reasonable response to the world.

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  • Chag Purim Sameach! I love this commentary – it expresses the meaning of this Chag so well. Living in South Africa, we live a very esoteric Jewish life and many non-Jews really do not understand all our holidays, traditions and customs. Would you mind if I published your post on my blog? Obviously with all credit to you. Thanks in anticipation and Shavuah Tov.