Last year, when John McCain was in Israel, he described Purim as “their version of Halloween here.” It’s not as bad a gaffe as, say, choosing Sarah Palin for VP, but he’s pretty far off the mark.
Tonight, we were sharing a Purim seudah with another family when there was a knock on the door. I opened the door to find two children dressed in costumes holding out a bag half filled with treats. But instead of demanding more, they had come to give the bag to us.
Not so halloween-y after all.