Leil Purim: A Kurdish Jewish Women’s Holiday
Imitating Queen Esther, Kurdish Jewish women used to bathe in the river on Purim night.
How Purim is Celebrated in Israel
Purim festivities spill onto the street, last multiple days, and are a time for serious fun — for both kids and adults.
Al Hanisim: Remembering Our Partnership in God’s Miracles
Both the holidays when this prayer is recited are marked by courageous human action in making space for the miraculous.
The Esther/Vashti Purim Flag
The new tradition of waving a flag when Esther and Vashti's names are mentioned celebrates the triumph of these Purim heroines.
Why Purim is the Holiday of Prayer
The holiday of drunken revelry is also the day that proves the Torah's assertion that God answers all prayers.
How to Fold Hamantaschen for Purim
Do you fold or pinch? It’s an enduring question in the world of hamantaschen baking. Some prefer pinwheel hamantaschen (like ...