There are many unique aspects to the biblical book that tells the Purim story.
The megillah reading, mishloach manot and more
In 2020, Purim begins at sunset on Monday, March 9.
Test your knowledge of Purim foods and food traditions.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
The purported burial site of Purim's Persian queen was a pilgrimage site for Iran's Jews.
The relationship between the two Persian queens is integral to understanding the Purim story.
How this festival became a time for merriment and satire.
The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.
Why isn't God mentioned in the Book of Esther?
Purim is a joyous holiday that celebrates the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre in ancient Persia.
At its core, this festive holiday grapples with deep and even troubling themes.
The Scroll of Esther, which tells the Purim story, is chanted in synagogue twice on Purim.
Instructions for constructing a Purim noisemaker
Eat, drink, and be merry is not without controversy.
Both the holidays when this prayer is recited are marked by courageous human action in making space for the miraculous.