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Purim

Must-Know Purim Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday

Passover

Passover 2018

The first seder is on Friday, March 30.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Purim

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

Quiz: Which Hamantaschen Are You?

Apricot, poppy seed or prune?

Purim 101

Purim, or the Feast of Lots, is a joyous holiday that recounts the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre during the Persian period (539-330 BCE).

The Story of Purim

The plot and themes of "the whole Megillah."

Purim Foods

Hamantaschen aren't the only foods associated with this festive holiday.

Kabbalat Shabbat

What happens during the Friday night prayer service.

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

Ask the Expert: Mishloach Manot Do’s and Don’ts

How do I give these Purim gift baskets?

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The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.

Modern Jewish Holidays 101

There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.