Megillat Esther, the Book of Esther in the form that we have it in the Hebrew Bible, provides the story of the origin of Purim, the blueprint for its celebration, and the authorization for its observance in perpetuity. Read more
Want to be the life of the Purim party? Try these homemade costume ideas to make the most of your Purim celebrations. Read more
Traditional hamantaschen didn't seem decadent enough for the excess called for by Purim, so this chef created a recipe for chocolate hamantaschen filled with chocolate ganache. Read more
This week we start reading the book of Leviticus, which is largely concerned with the rites and rules of animal sacrifices. But why was such a grisly act part of religious worship? And why don't we do them anymore? Read more
Last week Josh Zakim, son of the famous Jewish-American religious and civil rights leader Lenny Zakim, did something pretty fantastic.
With Purim on the horizon, we've got Queen Esther—and hamantaschen—on the mind. If you're looking for a way to introduce children to the story of Pur...
Every year costumed women and children arrive from communities across the island, all aglow and abuzz with great anticipation.
Annual Cycle: Leviticus 1:1 - 6:7
Triennial Cycle: Leviticus 1:1 - 2:16