Imitating Queen Esther, Kurdish Jewish women used to bathe in the river on Purim night.
Purim festivities spill onto the street, last multiple days, and are a time for serious fun — for both kids and adults.
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.
How the events chronicled in the Book of Esther inspired a holiday.
The plot and themes of "the whole Megillah."
Can a book of the Bible be funny?
Were Mordecai and Esther assimilated Jews?
The holiday of drunken revelry is also the day that proves the Torah's assertion that God answers all prayers.
Do you fold or pinch? It’s an enduring question in the world of hamantaschen baking. Some prefer pinwheel hamantaschen (like ...