Purim

Purim: The First International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and we have a confluence, as we sometimes do, between secular observances and our Jewish ...

Taking a Break from the Protests

When my friends ask me how I like my new job, I halfheartedly complain that it’s interfering with my protest ...

A Global Purim Menu and Identity Discussion Guide

Purim is all about the hiding. Esther hid her identity from King Ahashverosh. Haman hid his evil side from the ...

April Fools’, Purim and the Balance of Humor and Seriousness

Judaism is masterful at balancing the playful and the serious, and so much of life is about that balance as well.

IF We Build This World In Love

This week’s Torah portion, Tzav, ends with a ceremony consecrating the first Israelite priests, Aaron and his sons. The blood ...

Standing Up For Our Principles, Not Demagoguery

Last week I had a nasty bout of stomach flu. One of those batten down the hatches, no food for ...

Sephardic Songs Add Merriment to Purim

And what is a drinking party without drinking songs? As in other Jewish communities, drinking alcohol was part of the ...

A Recipe for Glamorous Global Purim Cocktails

Want the secret recipe to the perfect global Jewish cocktails? Read on.

How Subversive Will You Be This Purim?

Purim is, without question, one of the most outrageous, over-the-top and, some might say, offensive holidays in the Jewish tradition. ...

Recipe: Sephardic Cookies for Purim

Purim is right around the corner!  Among the traditions of the holiday is the exchanging of gifts of food with ...