Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday
The first seder is on Friday, March 30.
From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.
Apricot, poppy seed or prune?
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 plot and themes of "the whole Megillah."
Hamantaschen aren't the only foods associated with this festive holiday.
What happens during the Friday night prayer service.
Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.
How do I give these Purim gift baskets?
In this case, where means when.
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The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.
There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.