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Author:  AO
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Date:  2/23/2004 12:04:00 AM
Subject:  purim...yom kipur
Message:  i heard that purim is the holyest day of the year and that yom kipur can be read as "yom kepurim"- like purim. if this is a case then why is it a mitzva to get drunk... and why arnt we davening the whole day?    what is the essence of a "holy" day?
thank you
Reply:  Holy or not holy, every Holiday has it's requirements. (Holi-day)   
Purim celebrates our being saved from destruction, and was set for a party. Yom Kippur is a day of judgment, not appropriate to party.

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