Happy Purim! I promised my readers a celebration of Purim to round out February and I'll deliver, unlike last year.
I know I hinted twice that I would celebrate Purim on this blog, I've decided to skip it this year because today marks the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima triple disaster. That is an occasion much more on topic for the blog's themes, so today I observe an anniversary of DOOM instead of joy.*The holiday begins at sunset and even then, I knew I'd make this post at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T., just after local sunset at 6:22 P.M. E.S.T.
*No, I won't observe it tomorrow, as that is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. I'll save it for next year, when it falls on the evening of February 28th -- perfect timing!
Nothing like the predictive power of science -- and a good calendar.
While there is a serious purpose behind Purim, celebrating Queen Esther saving the Jews from Haman's plot to destroy them, it is a joyous holiday with eating, drinking, costumes, and noisemaking. In that spirit and because I'm in a Hollywood mood as much as a holiday one, I'm celebrating Purim by recognizing three Israeli actresses who give their fans joy while wearing costumes and pretending to be someone else. Follow over the jump for them.