Friday, March 02, 2007

Don't Get Carried Away

Have a Happy Purim, but remember it is Hatzalah's busiest day. Don't give them any more business; they work hard enough and deserve to spend Purim with their families too. Not to mention the hillul Hashem created when large numbers of observant Jews end up in emergency rooms with alcohol-related injuries and illnesses.
While there are halakhic sources for drinking more than usual on Purim, that does not mean getting drunk. Also, the shulkhan arukh was written before the invention of the automobile. Do not get behind the wheel if you had too much to drink, and do not serve alcohol to children.
Let's all enjoy ourselves, but don't get "carried away."