Tis’ the season for silliness, so here’s quick roundup of Purim offerings by our journalist colleagues:
- You gotta hand it to the Forward, whose "Backward" (get it? forward, backward?) section offers, by far, the most to laugh at. And while much of it didn’t actually make us laugh, we can’t help but admire them for the effort. Though that fake advertisement for gratuitous photos of Israeli models really should have linked somewhere, no?
- The Jerusalem Post comes in with a fake editorial, filled with lines like this that seem just a touch too close to serious: "We’re impressed, too, that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker decided to forgo a trip to the Gaza Strip and focus attention instead on genocide in the Sudan. ‘Sure I could jump on the anti-Israel bandwagon,’ she said. ‘But Palestinians capture a disproportionate amount of press attention, which detracts from far more pressing issues.’"
- The Jewish Week and Ha’aretz are also rumored to have Purim sections, but we can’t find them online (come on guys!). But a PDF of the Ha’aretz page someone sent in has this lead headline: "Sales of Madoff-taschen off the charts."
- UPDATE: Thanks to Eli Valley, who managed to locate the link for the Jewish Week.