Courtesy of Dr. Susan Block.
In Jewish tradition, Purim commemorates a time when the Jewish in Persia were saved from extermination. This story is told in the Book of Esther. Over in downtown Los Angeles, however, Dr. Susan Block has a different take on the Biblical tale: salvation via Esther's "weapons of mass seduction."
To celebrate the holiday, the Sunday school teacher-turned-sexologist is hosting an erotic rendition of the story of Esther featuring porn stars, actors, artists, martial artists, belly dancers, and comedians:
Besides massive quantities of alcohol, the Story of Esther features sex, seduction, masquerade, exhibitionism, erotic teasing, sexual harassment, debauchery, feasting, dominance and submission, wild parties, political intrigue, gambling, the mysteries of the harem and the power of one hot woman's Weapons of Mass Seduction to stop an impending genocide. These elements make it a splendid holiday for the Block Institute. Traditional Jews beware: this is not your Bubbe's Purim.
Proceeds go to the protection of bonobos in the Congo, and to promote the Bonobo Way of peace through pleasure around the world.