Rabbi Warns Against Purim Drunkenness

Hey, look at the calendar -- Purim's almost here! We hope you have arranged for delivery of your Gourmet Kosher Baskets, or made plans to attend the New York Synagogue's Slumdog Megillah. But however you celebrate, please kvell responsibly: Voz is Neias says "Staying Sober on Purim Has the OU's Seal of Approval," and illustrates with a picture of a passed-out Hasid. "We hear so many stories of the tragic results of Purim drinking," says the Orthodox Union's Rabbi Weinreb. "Purim is a time for fun and celebration, not for drunkenness and its tragic consequences." Jesus, if we knew it was that kind of holiday, we would have converted years ago.

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