On Purim, we wear costumes. But in actuality, we are simply taking off the costumes we regularly wear, the masks we use to cover our insecurities, anxieties, and imperfections. We expose our true selves – flawed, vulnerable, even a little silly. This is the essence of Purim, a tale of hidden identities, contrived personas, and ultimately, the revelation of who the characters truly are. Purim challenges: do our insides match our outsides, will we elicit truth?
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