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
A day of fasting is observed before Purim, this year on Thursday, March 13. It commemorates the fast Mordecai and Esther endured, which Esther instituted among all the Persian Jews, prior to her visit to King. Read more
On Purim, there is a tradition of eating triangular cookies filled with poppy seeds, jam, and chocolate. According to legend, Haman, the villain of the Purim story wore a triangular hat. Try our recipe for this Purim treat. Read more
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
Purim's less than a week away, so we're busy making rainbow hamantaschen and rereading The Purim Superhero, by Elisabeth Kushner.
Several years ago, I started a new job in a new city and wanted to check out a local synagogue.
Some things don't require a lengthy intro, and these hamantaschen are precisely that.
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.