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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.
Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.
The rabbis imagined the Bible's Vashti as both evil villain and tragic heroine.
The heroine of the Purim story is portrayed in contradictory ways in the biblical book that bears her name.
The triangular pastries associated with the holiday of Purim.
How much do you know about this festive holiday?
An ideological face-off.
There are many theories as to how this holiday developed.
In addition to the Megillah reading, several additions are made to the daily prayer services.