How’s that title for alliteration? Well it’s true – our Philadelphia Phillies will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Grapefruit League game at 1:05 today at beautiful Bright House Field in Clearwater. Brilliant blue skies will be shining with temps in the mid-80s, but that’s not the real story today. It’s Jewish St. Patty’s Day, otherwise known as Purim! Some folks think the name of the day is “Pour ‘Em!”, a dictum forming the original bond between Israelis and Irishmen, a day dedicated to drinking until one cannot distinguish the difference between a Shamrock and a Rockstock, commemorating what a pain in the Hasmonean that dynasty proved to be. Never heard of the Rockstocks? Well here’s a photo of them, from Holliswood Queens, this year’s Purim getup prize winners:
Coming in second place are the Goldstein Girls from Bergenfield, New Jersey. Now I don’t want the Goldstein Girls to get discouraged. The balloting was really close, and they didn’t miss first place by much.
Don’t agree with the decision of the judges? Don’t make a whole Megilla out of it. Just get me your best entries in time for the balloting next year. Happy Purim, y’all! Time to set sail to see the Phils beat the Pirates.
Okay — stop the Presses! Just received an entry from the Jungreis collection that was too cute not to include here: