The Adloyada, which in Hebrew is broken down into ad lo yada, meaning “he no longer knows,” which is the traditional yardstick for how drunk must one be to be keeping the mitzvah of drinking on Purim: until he no longer knows the difference between “blessed be Mordecai” and “cursed be Haman.”
The Adloyada parade is a tradition dating back to the early days of Tel Aviv, when it was the Zionist response to the Fat Tuesday Carnival in Europe – and fell on about the same date, give or take.
Flash90 offered this morning a few images of Adloyada giant puppets which photographer Yonatan Sindel discovered in a junkyard near Kfar Saba.
It’s just 35 days till Purim. Have you put together a costume?
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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