JointMedia News Service counts down the 180 best things about being Jewish. Number 180: Holidays that require you to eat, or drink, or both.
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Most Jewish holidays can be oversimplified into the following formula: “They tried to kill us, they failed, let’s eat!”
Overall, Jewish life, as with many other cultures, revolves around drinking and eating—but how many religions can claim it is a mitzvah to actually get drunk (read: Purim), or partake in a 6-hour-long dinner (read: Passover)? True, Judaism also brings with it its share of fasts. Still, a religion that allows, nay—encourages—eating more than a personal trainer might suggest, and consuming more alcohol than your spouse’s disapproving eyes permit?
That, my friends, is fantastish!