What difference does it make to the turkey whether it’s slaughtered for the Purim feast or the Passover seder? Vos iz dem indik far a khilek tsi men koylet im af purim tsu der sude oder af peysekh tsum seyder?

turkeyואָס איז דעם אינדיק פֿאַר אַ חילוק צי מען קוילעט אים אויף פּורים צו דער סעודה אָדער אויף פּסח צום סדר?

Vos iz dem indik far a khilek tsi men koylet im af purim tsu der sude oder af peysekh tsum seyder?

What difference does it make to the turkey whether it’s slaughtered for the Purim feast or the Passover seder?

 

We live in a world of spin. Battles are fought with storms of words and rationalizations and counter-narratives abound, but in the end what are the real results of a given action? To a turkey, whether it’s slaughtered for Pesach or Purim is irrelevant. In the end it’s a dead bird.

 

It’s important to focus on the real world results of lifestyle choices, ideologies, policies and procedures. A good shpil is a good shpil, but what is the human cost, what the real result in the end? Prime Minister Trudeau may sport a Haida raven tattoo, but how does he treat real Indigenous people? He may do a mean “peacock” yoga pose, but does he support Hydro projects that will destroy the habitats of real animals?  Another way of paraphrasing this proverb: keep your eye on the ball.