esther

Will the Real Esther Please Stand Up?

The heroine of the Purim story is portrayed in contradictory ways in the biblical book that bears her name.

Purim 2018

From hamantaschen to the Megillah, what you need to know about this holiday that falls on March 1.

Purim 2017

Everything you need to know about Purim 2017.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Purim

From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.

Purim 2016

Everything you need to know about Purim 2016.

Purim 2014

Everything you need to know about Purim 2014.

Must-Know Purim Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday

Are Esther and Mordechai Buried in This Iranian Tomb?

The purported burial site of Purim's Persian queen was a pilgrimage site for Iran's Jews.

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.

Purim 101

Purim is a joyous holiday that celebrates the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre in ancient Persia.