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Carnaval is waarschijnlijk van Poerim afgekeken, maar het is ook niet helemaal uit te sluiten dat Poerim juist elementen van carnaval heeft overgenomen.
On the sixth day, God turned to the Angels and said: "Today I am going to create a land called Israel, it will be a land of mountains full of snow, sparkling lakes, forests full of all kinds of trees, high cliffs overlooking sandy beaches with an abundance of sea life."
God continued, "I shall make the land rich so as to make the inhabitants prosper, and I shall call these inhabitants Israelis, and they shall be known to all the people on earth."
"But Lord," asked the Angels, "don't you think you are being too generous to these Israelis?"
"Not really." God replied, "Just wait and see the neighbors I am going to give them."