There are many unique aspects to the biblical book that tells the Purim story.
The megillah reading, mishloach manot and more
From hamantaschen to the Megillah, what you need to know about this holiday that falls on March 1.
From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.
Apricot, poppy seed or prune?
Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday
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.
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The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.
Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.
A lighthearted look at the source of the obligation to get drunk on the holiday.