Purim is the gayest Jewish holiday — sort of Halloween and Christmas rolled into one. It’s the traditional gift-giving holiday (not Chanukah) and the day when everyone dresses up in costumes. Even Orthodox rabbis have ruled that it’s the one day during the year when men may dress as women.
The holiday celebrates the story of the book of Esther and follows the traditional Jewish festival theme — they tried to kill us, we triumphed, let’s eat.
Congregation Beth El Binah, Dallas’ LGBTS synagogue, celebrated the holiday with a party, costume contest and Mesopotamian feast. OK, so Mesopotamia is now Iraq, and Queen Esther was from Persia, which is Iran. Direct all complaints to the temple’s Vice President Gary Sinclair who organized the event. And the “S” in LGBTS stands for straight. Reform synagogues may not discriminate based on sexual orientation.