New answers tagged provenance
This video that has been making the rounds on Jewish sites recently has a short scene of the Chafetz Chaim. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=v8DtVOjGFMr2gwTMnYJo&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D87XlDRjmPME&ved=0CCIQtwIwAg&usg=AFQjCNF5HsuWxhBNix7DOkNpWXs1abeNxQ&sig2=ZjesetY7leTfMNofGXk5aQ Here are some ...
This article from Yivo seems pretty thorough. Excerpts: Various sources, particularly the Talmud (BT Meg. 7a–b, 9a; Sanh. 64b), mention entertainment at such celebrations associated with the reading of the Scroll of Esther, including pantomimes, parodies of liturgical texts, the custom of the carnival rabbi (Purim rov), and plays performed in the ...
The answer seems to be most probably R. Chaim Soloveitchik. Besides for it being wholly consistent with his approach and tradition, this is recorded here here. The first quotes Ishim V'shitos of R. Zevin (p. 65) which ought to be a pretty reliable source.
Top 50 recent answers are included