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Stop … Hamantaschen Time! 

Wednesday, Feb 17 2010
Let’s talk boisterousness and gematria, now that it’s Adar. At Heeb Magazine’s Pour’em Party, boisterousness and the drinking of wine so clearly required by the Talmud — required, now, not encouraged or tolerated or overlooked — is the name of the game. DJs help out, including SF Weekly’s own Ron “DJ Shockman” Nachmann, and so does everyone’s favorite sex-brained accordion player, Kitten on the Keys. But what about the gematria? We’re getting to that. The sacred texts say you’re supposed to get so hammered on Purim (historically, you’d be slurring “Queen Esther lookin’ so hotttt tonight, I’mma go up and talk to her.”) that you can’t tell the difference between arur Haman ("Cursed is Haman") and baruch Mordecai ("Blessed is Mordecai"). But for nerds, the fun part is that the gematria, the ancient numerical values assigned to those two phrases, are — get this — the same, ha ha snort! Please drink responsibly.
Sun., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., 2010

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