For those of you who are Jewish – and for those of you who are not – although a very serious Holiday, Purim is celebrated in a light-hearted manner,
possibly seen as a way to overcome the grief that Jews have suffered at the hands of oppressors. Purim is a holiday that allows congregants to go as far as dressing up in costumes of the main characters of the Holiday and even in the spirit of laughing at ourselves in a constructive manner – by cross-dressing.
Limerick Post (Limerick-Off Monday) of MAD KANE’S HUMOR BLOG challenges readers/writers to write, obviously, LIMERICKS! This week’s suggested word to be rhymed is: TRIM
A Purim Limerick
There once was a girl who was trim,
masquerading as Esther on Purim.
Some guy went agog-er
eye-ing Esther’s sweet gragger*,
but was embarrassed to find her a him.
This girl, not a her, but a him
dressed as Esther extolling Purim,
left the temple as her,
but when he heard a slur
about him as a her – lights went dim!
* A gragger is a noisemaker used to drown out the name of Haman (the evil doer of the Holiday) when his name is read or mentioned aloud. Here the word gragger is also being used in a suggestive manner as a comedic device.