The PTIJ posts (and Purim Torah in general) seem to make a mockery of the Torah.

Is there something I'm missing? Is there some Halacha or words of Razal that allow this?

I am looking at this question primarily through the lens of the Ramchal. He states (Derech Hashem 4:2) in regards to the reverential attitude one ought have during the study of Torah that:

ונכלל בזה שלא ישב בקלות ראש ולא ינהג שום מנהג ביזיון לא בדבריה ולא בספריה וידע לפני מי עומד ומתעסק

included in this is that he should not sit with light-headedness nor act in any disrespectful manner - neither towards its words nor towards its books and cognize before whom one stands and is involved with (i.e. God)

How would his standards apply here to "Purim Torah"?

  • this should be migrated to Meta (IMHO)
    – rosends
    Mar 22 at 17:10
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    I think this should stay here, not meta. It's a perfectly fine question on Judaism
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Mar 23 at 21:47
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    @MauriceMizrahi The Pnei Yehoshua in his introduction says that he was not making mere jokes, ch"v.
    – N.T.
    Mar 24 at 5:45
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    Before asking how the Ramchal's standards for joking about Torah apply to Purim Torah (on this site), you should clarify what those relevant standards are. You don't bring them, and don't seem to know what they are. Maybe start with asking (in a different question?) what the Ramchal's standards for joking about Torah are (knowing he says something about קלות ראש שבקדושה).
    – Tamir Evan
    Mar 24 at 20:29
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    The (currently) first 3 sentences look like a rant. and should probably be removed The first actual question(s) seem to be covered by the linked question, this is marked as duplicate of, and could be removed as well. That done, you should probably edit what remains, to better reflect what you know about what the Ramchal says (and where you know it from), and why you think it might apply to Purim Torah (on this site).
    – Tamir Evan
    Mar 24 at 20:44


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