ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Hasidic Judaism, Purim, Rites

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This lecture will be interrupted by conferences *followed by rites of passage (feb. 26) and rituals, sacrifice and the body (feb. 28) Rationality recap: universalist, attempt to evaluate beliefs through a set of logical criteria free of local context, relativist, concentrate on differences to the exclusion of common connections, phenomenological, concerned with how people experience certain things in the world. Purim holiday: celebration from the book of esther, jewish woman living in persia, cousin mordecai raising her like her father. King of persia more than anyone in the kingdom but did not know she was jewish. Haman, the king"s mentor, wanted to kill the jewish people did not get along. Mordecai told esther to go talk to the king on behalf of the jewish people. It"s a mitzvah (good deed, commandment) one of the practices is to get so drunk that you can"t tell the difference between mordecai and haman.

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