There are many unique aspects to this biblical book.
The megillah reading, mishloach manot and more
From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.
Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday
The plot and themes of "the whole Megillah."
From hamantaschen to the Megillah, what you need to know about this holiday that falls on March 1.
Cookies, costumes, and booze? What’s the deal with this crazy holiday, anyway?
How do I give these gifts?
It is customary to send Purim gifts to friends and strangers.
The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.
The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.
Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.
How the events chronicled in the Book of Esther inspired a holiday.
How to celebrate this raucous Jewish holiday