A famous (and strange) Purim custom is to drink “until one no longer knows the difference between blessed Mordechai and cursed Haman.” While many rabbis tell us not to drink this much (since our primary religious obligation is health/safety) there is meaning to the practice. Purim reminds us that the Jewish people are like wine: When pressed, we become stronger and better; with age, we improve; and when in contact with others, we elicit honesty.
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