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.
From hamantaschen to the Megillah, what you need to know about this holiday that falls on March 1.
9 Things You Didn’t Know About Purim
From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
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.