Yesterday I posted about Purim and although I included a summary of the story, I neglected to mention that one of the fun traditions of the holiday is to do parodies. Sometimes it's fake news stories like you might find in The Onion. But mostly it's Purim Shpiels ... overlaying the Purim story on some element of pop culture and generally including musical numbers. Broadway shows are very popular.
Google "Purim Shpiel" and you'll find thousands of links to shpiels that have been written throughout the years. There are scripts based on The Wizard Of Oz, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls and even some using Beatles song parodies to tell the story.
Today, a friend (thanks, Marcia) sent a link to a great song parody for Purim performed by students from the Reform Movement's Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion who were in Israel last year as part of their studies to become rabbis and cantors. Last year? How did I not see this before?
It's called The Book of Purim, and it's based on ... well ... you know ...
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