I thought of this today with all that’s going on with Ukraine and Iran. You have to be totally naive to be so unaware of what’s going on in the world not be worried, but then again, they say that being optimistic is so much healthier, but then again…
See? Who knows the difference?
The halachah of getting spiced up (l’vsumei) on Purim means getting to the point of not knowing the difference between Baruch Mordechai and Arur Haman. It’s not saying that you should not know the difference between Mordechai and Haman, but if they are blessed or cursed. The bottom line is that I don’t know the difference now, and I’m not drunk.
Well, I do know the difference; it’s in a world view, isn’t it? It’s the glass half-full or half-empty; optimist/pessimist, etc. But let’s say you float in the realist boat. Where does that put you? In the camp of “it can’t be one way or the other, but somewhere in between.”
Which makes me think that I don’t know the difference, at all.
And don’t get me started on the problem with Parashat Zachor; “Remembering Amalek.” How do you remember to wipe out…
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