Purim festivities spill onto the street, last multiple days, and are a time for serious fun — for both kids and adults.
Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.
Purim is a joyous holiday that celebrates the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre in ancient Persia.
There are many theories as to how this holiday developed.
The megillah reading, mishloach manot and more
How to celebrate this raucous Jewish holiday
The plot and themes of "the whole Megillah."
The Scroll of Esther, which tells the Purim story, is chanted in synagogue twice on Purim.
In addition to the Megillah reading, several additions are made to the daily prayer services.
The joy of Purim is preceded by solemnity.