Purim

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The Book of Esther

There are many unique aspects to this biblical book.

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Purim in the Community

The megillah reading, mishloach manot and more

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Purim

From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.

Must-Know Purim Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday

The Story of Purim

The plot and themes of "the whole Megillah."

Purim Quiz

Cookies, costumes, and booze? What’s the deal with this crazy holiday, anyway?

Why Do Jews Send Mishloach Manot on Purim?

It is customary to send Purim gifts to friends and strangers.

All About Esther

The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.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 of Esther

The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.

Purim Plays and Carnivals

Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.

Purim History

How the events chronicled in the Book of Esther inspired a holiday.

Purim At Home

How to celebrate this raucous Jewish holiday

How to Fold Hamantaschen for Purim

Do you fold or pinch? It’s an enduring question in the world of hamantaschen baking. Some prefer pinwheel hamantaschen (like ...