THIS QUESTION IS ONLY IN JEST. Purim Torah is a term used to describe humorous and satirical writings customarily read on the Jewish holiday of Purim.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
74 views

Why do we read VaYechal on Taanis Esther? [closed]

Taanis Esther is the day when Esthers fast (or else it would be Taanis Mordechai). Why do we read Vayechal on this day? All days are celebrated in the same way they were first celebrated. Pesach - ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Rashis opinion in the Megilla? [closed]

At Har Sinai the Jews became converts, for we learn Hilchos Geirus from Kabalas Hatorah as the Gemara in Krisos 9a says that all the male Jews who exited Egypt circumcised themselves at Mount Sinai as ...
2
votes
1answer
119 views

Are folded Hamentaschen Yotzei the three corners? [closed]

If I cut circles of dough with the intention of folding the edges into three corners, am I Yotzei the Mitzvah of Hamentaschen? As far as I know, this is the standard way of making Hamentaschen these ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

Is Kenny Ratzon a Kohen? [closed]

Each time the chazzan recites a verse from Birkat Kohanim near the end of Chazarat Hashat"z, I hear the congregation yelling "Kenny Ratzon". Who is he? Is he a Kohen? This question is Purim Torah and ...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

Halachically, is making a tefillin shel yad with a retractable strap permissible? [closed]

I'm tired of winding the straps of my tefillin shel yad! I can't get it balanced correctly; it keeps unraveling; it gets caught in the zipper of the bag... So, I'm thinking of inventing a retractable ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

How should I choose a Muktzah Klaf? [closed]

(Not to be confused with this question.) I recently moved, and all my Klafim got mixed up. I have some for Mezuzoth, some for Tefillin, and some for Sifrei Torah. It just so happens that I was ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

What is the source for this sukkah halacha? [closed]

What is the source that one must ride an elephant to shabbat evening meals served in a sukkah when the sukkah is to the northwest of your house? ...let's assume that Double AA is on-topic. This ...
1
vote
2answers
262 views

Why do people drink expensive alcohol on purim? [closed]

The main point of drinking on purim is to be drunk. So why did the Rabbis establish the requirement to drink wine? Vodka gets one there faster and cheaper, so it should be preferable to drink it, as ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

How is Hashem similar to Mi Yodeya [closed]

We have a famous song called Echad Mi Yodeya and a famous prayer "Hashem Echad". From here we have a Hekesh of Hashem to Mi Yodeya. What do we learn from this Hekesh? This question is Purim Torah ...
1
vote
2answers
65 views

Is the name Avner ben Ner “backwards”? [closed]

Avner means "the father of Ner", but Avner's actual father was named just "Ner"! Shouldn't Avner's father have been called "Avner", and the son have been called "Ner"? This question is Purim Torah ...
1
vote
2answers
123 views

Daylight Saving Time - forward or backward? [closed]

Halachically speaking, do I have to set my clocks forward one hour in the spring, or can I set them back one hour (this will give me two hours more in my day than everyone setting their clocks forward ...
1
vote
3answers
194 views

Why does the Megilla assume the listeners are hard of hearing? [closed]

The Megilla starts, Narrator: And it was in the days of Achasverosh Audience: Who? Narrator: Achasverosh Why does the Megilla assume that the people listening are hard of hearing? ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

If not now, when? [closed]

Gee, am I surprised that AFAIK, no one on M.Y. has ever asked for the answer to this question. In Pirkei Avot 1:14, Hillel says, "If not now, when?" O.K. I'm going to do a test .. I'm giving Hillel ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

How do we know that the Megillah reader in shul must accommodate a cheresh? [closed]

The Shulchan Aruch says that a "cherish" is exempt from the mitzvah of hearing the Megillah. My deaf son was surprised to read this statement, and he feels sorely left out of enjoying a beautiful ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Why do we bless only the 10th Rabbi in the community after reading the Megillah? [closed]

The bracha after finishing the Megillah starts: Harav Esri Veinu - The tenth rabbi among us Why bless just the 10th rabbi. Aren't the other 9 as worthy? This question is Purim Torah and is not ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

Domo Rigato - in what way? [closed]

A popular yiddishe song incorporates the following refrain: "Domo Rigato, Mister Roboto!" Now, the correct pronunciation of the second word is actually "arigato." This means the famous refrain ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

My current reputation is 666. Am I over on Machashefah Lo tichayah? [closed]

I just noticed that my reputation is standing at 666. Does this number have the same demonic connotations in Judaism that it does in Christianity? And if so, am I potentially violating issurim ...
1
vote
1answer
154 views

Why do we sing Mi Shenichnas Adar to the tune of “Pick a bale of cotton”? [closed]

Of all tunes available in the world, why do we choose a "worker's" song? A song composed by slaves as they served their masters? Why not something more uplifting? This question is Purim Torah and ...
1
vote
2answers
80 views

Does the oven have a nose and more than one eye? [closed]

In the Mishnah, Seder Teharot, Mesechet Calim, in 8:3, talking about an oven, it states: ואין לה גפים, It doesn't have גפים, which K'hati explains to mean היינו אזניים These are ears. And ...
0
votes
2answers
97 views

Considering inflation since 1967, how much would that gorilla in the window cost, now? [closed]

In 1967, O.G., a little girl, bought Magilla Gorilla for two cents. The name for this cartoon character, according to Wikipedia: In Yiddish, a "megillah" is a long tedious or embroidered account, ...
0
votes
3answers
53 views

Mitzvah of eating sheep for Parshat Yitro [closed]

Many communities have a custom to consume sheep for the Shabbat of Parshat Yitro. Why is this done? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim ...
0
votes
4answers
90 views

What is the traditional Jewish name for this dish? [closed]

My wife's minhag (that she made up bli nedder) is to make chicken stuffed wontons for the family Purim Seuda. This year she decided to dig deeper into the minhag she made up last Thursday and made ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Hilchot Chol HaMuad [closed]

In some Mediterranean communities, there is a custom of having weeks called Chol HaMuad. What are the halachot for these times? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken ...
0
votes
3answers
71 views

What profit can you get from having a dummy? [closed]

Tehillim 30:10 מַה-בֶּצַע בְּדָמִי What profit is there in a dummy? I don't know ... perhaps this is a dum question? Is there any profit in having a dummy? Dum-de-dum-dum... This question is ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

If my teeth are extracted, are they conisder shaimos? [closed]

Shemot 13:9 says: למען תהיה תורח ה בפיך So that G-d's Torah should be in your mouth. So, my teeth are in my mouth together with the Torah, and they absorbed some of the Torah, too. So, I guess ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Z'man Levishat haCostume [closed]

On Purim, many of us wear/wore costumes, at least for the night of the 14th/15th. In the spirit of this, I would like to know the zman for donning one's costume for Purim. What is it? This ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Is the name “Dov Bear” redundant? [closed]

I know several people whose first and second name are "Dov Bear". ""Dov" means "bear" and well, "bear" is a bear! So the person's name is "Bear Bear". Huh??? What's the deal with that? That's like ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Origin of משלוח מנות [closed]

In which part of the Persian Kingdom did the concept of משלוח מנות originate? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy.
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Can You Attend a Purim Party Dressed as a Pig? [closed]

Another thread inspired this question. Can one attend a Purim party or parade in a pig costume? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

What do water-carriers have to do with Parshat Emor? [closed]

Many cities in Eastern Europe used to have a Kiddush for Parshat Emor sponsored by the water-carrier's guild. (This much is true, and the real reason makes for an OK entry in the Pun-im Chalashos) ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Was Mordechai tall or fat from walking too much? [duplicate]

Esther 9:4 says האיש מרדכי הולד וגדול The man Mordechai was walking and "big" Which way was he "big" - height or width? And, why would walking too much make him this way? This question is Purim ...
-1
votes
1answer
62 views

What's so strange about Ger Chassidim? [closed]

"Ger" means "stranger". I met many Ger Chassidim. I don't find them strange at all. OK, they wear spodeks instead of shtreimlach. So what? That doesn't make them "strange". I sometimes wear a ...
-1
votes
1answer
98 views

Man using a woman's siddur [closed]

If a guy were to daven using the Artscroll women's siddur, would that be considered a violation of the prohibition of beged isha? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken ...
-2
votes
3answers
188 views

Should I really go to Gehinnom if my wife tells me to? [closed]

Here's the scenario: This year, my wife expected me to give her a huge diamond ring for her birthday. She didn't want any other gift. I went to the jeweler, and request a 5 Karat Princess cut for my ...
-2
votes
1answer
45 views

Is the Kiddush required to be in a separate house / building? [closed]

I noticed that the smell of warming kugel and chulent on Shabbat disturbs people's kavanah during davening. I can tell from these actions: People stare at the announcements handout to see who ...
-2
votes
1answer
41 views

Can Succah schach be used to make sushi that I will eat on Shabbat? [closed]

I noticed that the bamboo mat used to roll sushi is the same shape and material as the huge mats used for the succah. I know that there is a general rule that items used for kedushah - holy purposes ...