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" It is the duty of a man to mellow himself (with wine) on Purim until he cannot tell the difference between 'cursed be Haman "
Journey to a Nineteenth-century Shtetl: The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik - Page 530
by Yekhezkel Kotik - 2002 - 540 pages
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The Ethics of the Sages: An Interfaith Commentary on Pirkei Avot

Ronald W. Pies - Psychology - 2000 - 492 pages
...Babylonian Talmud (Megillah 7b), we are commanded as follows: "A person should become so drunk on Purim that he cannot tell the difference between 'Cursed be Haman,' and 'Blessed be Mordechai'" (Telushkin, p. 231). As Telushkin (p. 231) colorfully observes, this would be equivalent...
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Gender Issues in Jewish Law: Essays and Responsa

Walter Jacob, Moshe Zemer - Religion - 2001 - 244 pages
...them.42 Purim has always had a sense of celebration, of turning the world on its head." Raba said: It is the duty of a man to mellow himself (with wine)...difference between 'cursed be Haman' and 'blessed be Mordecai.'"43 On Purim we reverse the normal order. Not only in drinking but we read the Megillah at...
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Shaping Losses: Cultural Memory and the Holocaust

Julia Epstein, Lori Hope Lefkovitz - Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - 2001 - 260 pages
...contains the following story: Raba said: It is the duty ot every man to mellow himself [with winej on Purim until he cannot tell the difference between "cursed be Haman" and "blessed he Mordecai." Rabbah and R[abbi] Zera ioined together in a Purim feast. They became mellow, and Rabbah...
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Purim shpiel

Gadi Pollack - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 84 pages
.... One must give donations to at least two needy people. Shulchan Aruch O.Ch. 694:1 . One must drink on Purim until he cannot tell the difference between "Cursed be Haman" and "Blessed be Mordechai." Shulchan Aruch O.Ch. 695:2. One must send a friend two gifts of meat or of other foods,...
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Teaching Hot Topics

Behrman House, Susan Freeman - Education - 2003 - 368 pages
...occasions. Four cups are drunk during the Passover Seder. The Purirn festivities include drinking until one cannot tell the difference between "cursed be Haman" and "blessed be Mordecai" (Megillah 7b). The Talmud tells us that ten cups of wine are drunk in a house of mourning (Semachot...
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