Purim is a joyous holiday that recounts the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre during the Persian period. The story of Purim is recounted in the Book of Esther, whose eponymous heroine plays the leading role in saving her people. Read more
On Purim we are commanded to make small packages of treats for our friends, and even for strangers. It's just one way of spreading the joy around on this exciting holiday. Read more
The Scroll of Esther, known as the Megillah, is chanted in synagogue on the eve of Purim and again the next morning. When Haman's name is read, it is customary to boo and stomp. Read more
Among all the Jewish holidays, Purim has the singular distinction of having its date determined by whether or not a person lives in a city surrounded by a wall. Read more
The call came the other day from our son Jonah’s sleep-away summer camp.
The O'Tux Society, Being Irish in America wasn't always so festive.
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Annual Cycle: Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36
Triennial Cycle: Leviticus 6:1 - 7:10
Looking for an alternative to poppyseed and jam? These savory hamantaschen are surprisingly delicious.