Purim Torah is a term used to describe humorous and satirical writings customarily read on the Jewish holiday of Purim. They can be simple or elaborate, and require no qualifications to write, other than a good sense of humour. With easy access to word processors and printers, making Purim Torah has never been easier.

Purim Torah authors, often displaying an amazing grasp of Jewish knowledge, playfully use some of the far-fetched methods of Talmudic logic and Biblical exegesis in order to reach absurd conclusions.

A Talmudic source for Purim Torah may be a passage in the “Bavli” (Hullin 139b) which serves as a model for subsequent “Purim-Torah”.

From Purim Torah on Wikipedia

About the author

Rabbi Yonah


  • Thank you for trying to create an article on Wikipedia. I can’t guarantee that it won’t get deleted, but I think the odds are in your favor.
    Most of the material probably counts as original research by bet-settler’s standards. The article itself is not of an encyclopedic quality, and is currently orphaned.
    Additionally, it appears as though your ONLY contributions to bet-settler have been on that specific article; thereby establishing absolutely no credibility for you within the Wikipedian community.
    Most of the external links are chain e-mails that have been circulating among kikes since the late 90s; Pinky Schmecklestien type insider jokes. I used to print them out at the public library and plant them in the Rosh Yeshiva’s and Mashgiach’s personal Gemaras, for the sake of “spreading forth the wellsprings” or something like that.

    I would also suggest reading bet-settler’s manual of style, if you haven’t done so already.