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.
From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.
Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday
How the events chronicled in the Book of Esther inspired a holiday.
The plot and themes of "the whole Megillah."
It is customary to send Purim gifts to friends and strangers.
Shushan Purim is the day when residents of walled cities, like Jerusalem, observe the holiday.
Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.
In addition to the Megillah reading, several additions are made to the daily prayer services.
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.