Thursday, March 5, 2009

Purim Costumes


"We change into unusual clothing during the Purim Seudah [feast] and Purim celebration; this is not an empty practice.

"A reason is that this is a reminder of the sages' statement that the Jews of that time acted improperly only superficially (when they bowed to idols in the days of Babylonian king Nevuchadnezzar), and so HaShem acted improperly only superficially. Therefore, when we celebrate we wear unusual clothing, so that one cannot recognize the appearance of another."

(Taamei haMinhagim 893, from Bnei Yissaschar)

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