The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.
Why isn't God mentioned in the Book of Esther?
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.
How much do you know about this festive holiday?
The new tradition of waving a flag when Esther and Vashti's names are mentioned celebrates the triumph of these Purim heroines.
When an oppressed group massacres others.
Can a book of the Bible be funny?
Were Mordecai and Esther assimilated Jews?