Purim, Spirituality and the Politicization of a Jewish Holiday That's Not About Iran

As Jews, we must infuse all our earthly actions – from eating to sexual relations – with spirituality, not just on Purim, but throughout the year.

The commandment to get intoxicated on Purim and the tradition of fancy dress have led many Jews to treat the holiday as a “Jewish Halloween”, while glossing over its real message and relevance today. Purim, while it appears boorish from the outside, is actually a festival of great philosophical significance.