Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Purim is almost here, and Pesach is right behind, or is it? I look at the calendar and see; Rosh hashanah (head of the year), Yom kippur, Succoth, Chanukah, Tu Beshvat, Purim, and then Pesach (see Purim comes before). In fact not only does it just look like it goes in that order from the calendar, I actually celebrate it first too. So now I (emphasis on the I) know that Purim is first, but some people don't. Who you might ask, why its the Jewish press that doesn't know this.

Wait how could the Jewish press not know when Pesach is, don't they have a timeline column, of course they know that Purim is before Pesach. So I ask you, "Why have the Pesach ads been coming in since after Chanukkah, and the Purim ads starting two weeks ago?" obviously Pesach is before hand.

Did you know that there were 31 ads for Pesach in the Jewish presss last week; Hotels, Cruises (Kosherica), trips to Israel, while the Purim ads were less in number. Hey, this is all before Purim, after Purim there is going to more room for Pesach ads. I don't even understand how all these different ideas for Pesach are going to make money, the supply is way more than the demand, nu how many people go on a cruise for Pesach?

So in conclusion Purim is coming before Pesach, as usual, but for the consumer mind, it doesn't seem like it is.

6 people gave their 2 cents:

G6 said...

Great post...
Ads come early because nobody's dying to hear "megilla with Mickey" - it's all about the "matzah with Mickey".
For my part, home is where it's at.
These people don't know what they're missing :)

Ookamikun said...

Very simple. After 4 big cups of Cabernet it's pretty much Purim.

frum single female said...

pesach is like x-mas. before thanksgiving or even halloween, you hear and see ads for the x-mas sales. whats a jew to do.

Mikeinmidwood said...


Point taken


true true

Frum Single Female

Pesach is 7 days chris... is only 1, they are worse.

Anonymous said...

I stopped keeping track of the yearly merry-go-round awhile back. It goes oh-so-fast.

Mikeinmidwood said...


Ah the merry go round of life, how many times have you been around?