I was really tempted to bring noisemakers and come to work drunk and claim religious freedom.
A person is obligated to drink on Purim until he does not know the difference between “cursed be Haman” and “blessed be Mordechai”.
In which case one might awaken with gashes or incised marks upon the flesh, or possibly a clown mask.
These days that seems to be the case for much of Israel even when sober.
Bialik Rogozin sounds worthy of support.
The modern interpretation varies a bit, even in the Orthodox community. One of the recommendations I’ve read is to drink immediately prior to going to bed, so that in your sleep you won’t be able to differentiate between the two, but not to get sloppy out in public or at the synagogue.
That’s probably a good way to avoid waking up with an unwise insane clown posse tattoo.
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