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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Purim Torah -- Lag Ba'Omer in Persia?

There is a Purim custom of writing, reading, or performing clever twists of logic or farcical interpretations of Torah, teachers, life, the universe and everything.

Whether in a song or play or an email circulating the internet, these Purim Torahs spread laughter and glee.

Of course, usually it's Jews who are doing this on purpose.

But, this year, perhaps for the first time ever, it seems that FOX NEWS is participating in this uniquely Jewish tradition.

Check out this article:

Just in case someone catches the mistake and removes the article, here it is:


Youths Protest Ahmadinejad During New Year Festivities

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Iranian youths staged a massive protest Wednesday, calling for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s demise during the Persian celebration of Lag Ba'omer, United Press International reported.

Angry mobs shouted “Death to Ahmadinejad” while lighting bonfires in the city of Sanandaj, UPI reported. Bonfires and firecrackers are traditional in marking the occasion.

Police officers attempting to arrest the revelers were greeted with a barrage of firecrackers, but the situation never escalated beyond the typical celebration.

Click here for more from United Press International.

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,

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