Drink Prey Lust

Posted by on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Media.

Wexner Foundation Blog, March 15, 2016.

Purim is a festival of inversion, a time when the lowly are honored, the esteemed are mocked, the serious is parodied, and the forbidden is — for a moment — permissible.  By turning things upside down for a day, Purim reaffirms what right-side-up should look like.

It is only in this context of inversion that there is a religious mandate to drink until one is so drunk that one does not know the difference between the hero and the villain in the story.  But how should a festival of inversion be observed in a context where upside-down is no inversion at all and looks suspiciously close to right-side-up?  How should Purim be observed on college campuses? Continue reading…

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