Saturday, February 27, 2010

Adventures in Multicultural Living: A Star Trek to Purim, Black and White Purim Masquerade, and more - AnnArbor.com

“The Star Ship Enterprise, with Captain Kirk, has been marooned in the past over Planet Earth, circling above the Persian Empire. A plot to kill the king is revealed, and then a plot to destroy an entire people is uncovered. Did Captain Kirk violate the non interference prime directive and interfere in history? Attend his Court Martial and find out. Exhibit A - The Reading of the Entire Scroll of Esther.”

What? Did I read that correctly? A Star Trek to Purim?

In one episode of the television show, Big Bang Theory, a group of nerds are playing Klingon Boggle, when Howard suggests the word, “Kreplach.” Raj stops him, “That isn’t Kingon, it’s Yiddish for a meat-filled dumpling!” I wonder if there is a deeper Klingon-Kreplach connection. Hmmm, now that I think about it, hamentaschen are shaped strikingly similar to Star Fleet badges. (click on link for more)

A Star Trek to Purim, Black and White Purim Masquerade, and more - AnnArbor.com

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