March 6, 2011 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #1219227
I started listening today. (for this year)March 6, 2011 8:30 pm at 8:30 pm #1219228
Shticky, I don’t know the answer to your question, but I have a similar one. For Kislev the reason given is Chanukah. Chanukah was during the 2nd Beis Hamikdash, which was well after the events of Purim. If it hadn’t happened yet, why did it protect them?March 6, 2011 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #1219229
UM: WOW thanx for the amazing answer! I know someone would answer my question.
So lets now see if anyone can answer the question that my 8 year old daughter asked me today. What point was there in homon going thru the months of the year to try and find one without zechusim for klal yisroel? He had already been thru all the days of the week and couldnt find a suitable day. So even if he would find a month without zechusim, he wouldnt be able to find a day in that month on which to do it!??March 6, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #1219230
Shticky, the point was to maximize his mazal. If all the days are equally bad, he still tried to find the month that was best – better a bad day in a good month than a bad day in a bad month.March 6, 2011 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #1219231
Feif un thanx for your reply and answer. The answer to your question must be that homon was using koach hatuma and astrology etc so help him in many calculations to work out what to do. He also made many many cheshbonos to take every detail into account eg the amount of shekalim needed etc etc. So the fact that they took into account an event like chanuka that had yet to take place is not such a wonder by me. Its more of a wonder that he didnt realise that his plan was doomed.March 7, 2011 2:16 am at 2:16 am #1219232
The “salami bologna” is an extremely obscure reference from a (very) old Popeye episode. I have yet to meet anyone who has seen it and still remembers it (most have Alzheimers by now). It must have had some pop culture significance to the writers that I am oblivious to, because all their other references are downright mainstream.
Keep the mysteries coming! There is a room full of Ellery Queens 🙂March 7, 2011 4:29 am at 4:29 am #1219234
“Salami bologna” is from popeye? Ok, along with the spinach, a balanced meal. But, there could be an alternate explanation: “Salaam aleikum, aleikum salaam” is an accepted Middle Eastern greeting. “Salami baloney, baloney salami” is a pretty funny take off on that.
Could be.March 7, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #1219235
Nah, it is. There were some odd folks who were bowing to their king in an “S” shaped motion, saying “Salami, Salami, Bologna”. It fits, I just can’t believe that something so weird and obscure made the cut.
You could probably find the Popeye episode on one of the internets today, but you’d have to know what you’re looking for.
PS – you might think you are the real “Ursula” but while the kilobear is still hanging around you are just Ursula Minor :pMarch 7, 2011 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #1219236
Squeak – first of all, long time no read! Secondly, I am sooo not old enough for Alzheimers (ch’v). I remember popeye and I remember it being one of the ‘older’ shows where he mumbles alot. The arabs say ‘Salaam’ so he was saying ‘baloney’. Haha? (never really got into popeye)March 7, 2011 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #1219237
But the beauty, the genius of the writing is that even if the reference is intended to be to that obscure episode of popeye, the lines are still funny to people who don’t know that because it Could Be a reference to salaam etc. That’s why I laughed at it.
PS: Cute, squeak. “Minor” is still “real,” however I would not venture to go pawo a pawo vs. kilobear if anyone said will the real mama bear please stand up. And, I certainly wouldn’t want to outweigh her(?him?)!March 7, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1219239
Finally lifted enough couch cushions to find tape #1! Can’t believe nobody mentioned this quote -“My name is Sir Toface. I’ve come to take the girl” Also the clop on the bimah is so subtle that it cracks me up every time. My no question favorite part of the tape is the Esther song. The singers are two brothers I grew up with and I remember how we loved listening to him daven whenever he was shaliach tzibur.March 7, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #1219240
The guy singing about hanging Mordechai in the morning, sounds just like Allan Sherman.March 8, 2011 2:06 am at 2:06 am #1219241
Syag- I didn’t say you had to be old to remember Popeye, just that the particular episode was from that far back.
I just checked it, l’toieles horabim 🙂 – it is Adar after all. It was in 1939. You can find the episode on one of the internets. It is called Alladin and his Wonderful Lamp.
Ursula – I agree with you completely – it’s funny on many levels. But it happens to be that you and I are both right in this case. The Popeye episode was making a (not PC) joke on “Salaam, Salaam”, so that explains why it belongs in the Purim story. I did not realize this until just now.
Maybe you didn’t realize, but I was making a joke about Ursa Minor, but never mind :).March 8, 2011 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1219242
Isn’t it nice when everyone is right? Purim truly is a joyous day.
Squeak: I did get and appreciate the joke 🙂 — thanks for recognizing my stellar quality!– but I tend to be a little overliteral in my replies, sorry.
Back to the main topic: my 8 yr old pointed out the “Your Excellency, Your Geniusency, Your Brilliancy…” he thinks that’s great; my 3 yr old asks for “everybody swing!”
How come there are no credits for the voices? Some of the actors were really excellent. Did Sruly Greenwald make any other tapes?
Question: Was Mordechai married to anyone else before he adopted/married Esther? Did he have children?March 20, 2011 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #1219243
My wife and I were trying to come up with all the characters on the CD. For example you had Yogi & BooBoo. Who were the others?March 21, 2011 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #1219244
Ursula did you buy the rebbe alter purim cd for your kids? I had it on for a lot of the day and everyone enjoyed itMarch 22, 2011 2:13 am at 2:13 am #1219245
i love it its firsure the best purim CD out there!!:)March 22, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am #1219246
its firsure the best purim CD out there
Besides, of course, The PURIM (urim) STORY (ory)…
I think you meant the best MUSIC purim cd. You cant come here and say another cd is better! ??? ????? ?? ????? ??? ??? or however it goes!March 29, 2011 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #1219247
Shticky: Yes, thanks! Actually it turns out we had it, and we listened to it a lot until the littlest one tore the tape out and wrapped it around herself. We give her credit for making her own costume, but deplore the choice of material.:)
Ok, so now: Pesach tapes? Other than Boruch Makes Pesach. How is “The Longest Pesach”?March 29, 2011 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #1219248
I love this cd I could listen to a whole day I used it it for teaching the purim story the kids were able to feel the Purim story come to life . My favorite part os arrest I’m home. Big deal ….March 29, 2011 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #1219249
How is “The Longest Pesach”?
All of Shmuel Kunda’s tapes are great!April 1, 2011 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #1219250
A friend of mine had a date last night.
When the father opened the door, my friend said; “My name is Sir Tofes, I come, to take, the girl.”
The father just closed the door.
I guess not everybody knows the tape.April 3, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am #1219251
Poppa, I guess you can also say your friend bit off more than he can chew, and Tofes-ta meruba lo Tofes-taDecember 2, 2011 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #1219252
I love the tape! It took me a while to figure out the “toast” joke though!December 3, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #1219253
OMG i cant believe it, i never heard of this tape till one of my roommates started to put it on all day and i LOVED it its a hilarious tape, every purim i think of it its just HYSTERICAL!!!February 7, 2012 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #1219254
A royal feast at the royal palace, I can hardly wait to taste the food…February 8, 2012 5:38 am at 5:38 am #1219255
“hey mordechai, why are you better then us, HHUUHH? the king said everyone has to bow down to haman, even YOU! why do you think that your so special that you dont have to bow down, HUH, YEAH HHUUUUUUUHHH???????”
“i’ve already explained to you sirsqueechie….”
lol!February 12, 2012 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #1219257
love the tape and know it practically by heart
hey everybody here forgot the part:
bigsan, seresh, may I have a glass of water?
no you may not, just go to bed and forget all about it.February 12, 2012 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #1219259
The younger (and more sheltered) generation may not have picked up on all the cultural references on the tapes. Here’s to name a few:
“I am not cook” – Richard Nixon
“My name is Sir Tofes (in hebrew = grab) and i come to take the girl” – Dracula
“It’s a bird…” – Superman
There are many more though I’m sure I didn’t pick up on all them, so feel free to addFebruary 13, 2012 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #1219260
rhj- Isnt it “I am not a crook”?
The tape is amazing. The planning that went into the tape to make it soo enjoyable for all us adults?! to listen to it over and over with our kids (and without when no one is looking!) is incredible!February 13, 2012 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1219261
btw, dont know the popeyes, but when i heard salami, balogna- i thought they were saying Salaam,- hello, balogna that we have to do this. not sure if im clear or notFebruary 14, 2012 1:57 am at 1:57 am #1219262
yup! more evidence of Chicago’s brilliance and creativity!!!February 14, 2012 3:25 am at 3:25 am #1219263
Casper the friendly ghost music when the “p p p pages keep turning all all all by t t t themselves”
Also there is some sort of horror movie music when Haman and his son are casting lots.
Also, bigsan and seresh are supposed to be Abbott and Costello (or perhaps Laurel and Hardy?)February 29, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #1219264
“I’ve got this plan, see.
And if this plan works, we get the king out of the way, see.
And them we’ll be able to sleep all night, see.”
“Si, senor, si”
“Esther, come here. What’s that? Moving in the water?”
“I dont know. It looks like…”
“a poisonous snake!”
“Mr Haman. I have something very important to tell you!”
“Go ahead. Make my day!”
“You know mordechai the jew? The one right over there by the king’s gate, huh, you see, huh? He told me he’s not gonna bow down to you no matter what so I told him that I’m gonna tell on him to you and he’s gonna be in real big trouble and he said he doesnt care so I said…”
“ENOUGH!!”March 1, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am #1219265
I always thought of Bigson and Seresh as George and Lenny.March 1, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1219266
Just Smile where are you? You usually appear this time of year…March 1, 2012 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #1219267
Ok ok – If you insist – I’m here
I was always told that the music by Vashti is from Wizard of Oz by the wicked witch of the west but I never verified thatMarch 2, 2012 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #1219268
Love the part where Haman (Memuchan) says Your majesty, although your servant is not worthy of speaking before your more worthy advisors etc… You can hear someone whispering “bigshot Haman… the king must be a complete fool to listen to him… i knew it ec..!February 8, 2013 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1219269
If the people here were characters from The Purim Story, who would be whom? I’ll start.
zahavasda- Sir Squeegee
Ferd- Sir Tofes
popa- Shikkur (because he is so giving with his alcohol)
Joseph- Alvin, Simon, and Theordore, among others (obviously)February 8, 2013 2:40 am at 2:40 am #1219270
I wanna b the guy who gets to tell Achashverosh to bug off when he asks him why hes chopping down that tree..at the end…at the party…
“Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!”February 8, 2013 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #1219271
squeak can be Shaul
I’ll be Charvona.February 8, 2013 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #1219272
ahhhh i luv this cd!!!! zeeeeresh im hooommee!!!
my father catogarizes this kinda stuff as kindergarden mesora!! also u know all those typical kindergarden songs that all frum 4 yr olds know worldwide??
i wish i cud go back to those ole days!!! mayb ill listen 2 it this yr;)February 8, 2013 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #1219273
omg i still rem in 5th grade we listened to it every day in skl b4 purim and i got punished and had to go to 4th grade when my class lstened to t that day.. i x come to skl!! haha smart 5th grader!! still mad at that teacher for embarasing me..February 10, 2013 12:55 am at 12:55 am #1219274
And who do you think is the most filthy, despicable man in the world?
Daddy! Haman!February 2, 2014 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #1219275
Double Adar. Double Tape/CDs. Double Fun!!
SiDi™February 2, 2014 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #1219276
I’m looking at Mostly Music who is the artist from this tape Rebbee Hill or Kirsch?March 6, 2014 6:06 am at 6:06 am #1219277
Just smile has a link to it on page 2 of this thread:
I guess Aderet started producing it in 2006.
I found it on Mostly Music http://www.mostlymusic.com/the-purim-story.html
I know it was by Sruly Greenwald and clicking on the cover looks like it says by Sruly GreenwaldMarch 6, 2014 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #1219278
I put the CDs in my car the other day and started playing it for my kids. My favorite part has always been when Haman cast the lots to see when to carry out his plan.
“The pur isn’t working as I expected!”
“You still have the warranty!”March 6, 2014 2:03 pm at 2:03 pm #1219279
I love this tape!!
I like the Teshuva and Hastir Astir songs best. This year is the first time I am listening to the rest of the tape, and so far it is outstanding.March 7, 2014 2:55 am at 2:55 am #1219280
Uh, yes, yes, yesterday. Yesterday, so long ago. A day so short, a day comes and passes leaving no footprints. A day today, a day tomorrow, a day yesterday. Gone for…
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