On Root / Purim unmasked: In Hebrew, you're looking for yourself
What does the Messiah have to do with the Golden Calf (yes, that one) and inebriated revels? Read on.
The worst of winter seems to be over, and in Israel, that means the holiday of Purim is upon us, with masks, costumes, strong drink and revelry. Indeed, many cultures mark the arrival of spring with gaiety and carousing, whether in the spirited carnivals of the Catholic Mardi Gras, the Hindu festival Holi with its riotous colors, or just plain non-denominational spring fever.