Monday, October 25, 2010

unhappy halloween

costumes and candy can be very tempting, but before you trick or treat, think about the history of this hollow eve. also know as "all saints day," historically, jews were murdered and brutalized on halloween as part of the celebration.   originally a pagan holiday, but also absorbed into many churches (as much of paganism has), jews were an easy target to torture since we were (and are) non believers and therfore considered evil.  afraid you will miss out on the fun?  no worries! just wait a few months until purim when we celebrate the miracle of the jews in persia being saved from a death degree.  a holiday of both meaning and masquerade, trust me that your year will not be shortchanged!  

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