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Family Flub: Perpendicularly Preposterous Purim Prose


Dusty Diamonds. Sure-fire ways to keep from growing up. An ancient document, a neo-Nazi funding Arab bombers, and a man entangled in the desperate race to save the Jewish People. A husband who won’t be the next gadol hador. Purim meets Family First.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

cute hamentachen and donut“The shadchan called,” Fraidy intoned slowly.

Yalli’s shoulders stiffened. “Yes?”

Fraidy’s mouth turned up in a jubilant grin. “It’s exactly what you’re looking for, sheinkeit: money, money, and more money!”

“Baruch Hashem!” Yalli cried with jubilation. “When’s the wedding?”

“Oh,” Fraidy said, agitated. “I figured we’d meet first. Maybe find out some more details …”

“True,” Yalli agreed. “Like we need to know whether it’s going to be at the Waldorf-Astoria, or the Plaza, Fifth Avenue.” She furrowed her brow. “It is important to have that worked out. Naturally.”

“Umm … do you want to know … his name?”

“I guess,” Yalli sighed, “But why are you always complicating things?”

“I’m sorry, sheifeleh. Shall I tell them yes?”

“Of course!” Yalli announced.



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