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.
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From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.
Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday
Shushan Purim is the day when residents of walled cities, like Jerusalem, observe the holiday.
It is customary to send Purim gifts to friends and strangers.