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Flashback in the news...Judge Straniere, creator of Purim shpiels for his congregation, receives recognition for his wit on the bench.

posted Mar 16, 2014, 1:53 PM by Pete Weinman   [ updated May 13, 2015, 11:51 AM by Lou Bara ]
Philip Straniere, a veteran judge, is facing a ponderous decision these days: Esther or Vashti?  Straniere, who has served on Staten Island’s 2nd Civil Court District 15 years, is considering the two major female characters in the Torah’s Book of Esther for an important song parody in a Purim shpiel he is writing.  

Published 02/28/12 by Steve Lipman

Click HERE for the article.  From the Jewish Week, author's E-mail: steve@jewishweek.org