Masks have a long history in the world's culture, and they play an important role in the Purim story.
It is customary to send Purim gifts to friends and strangers.
How this festival became a time for merriment and satire.
Why isn't God mentioned in the Book of Esther?
Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.
An ideological face-off.
Are Jews really obligated to drink to the point of not knowing the difference between Haman and Mordecai?
There are many theories as to how this holiday developed.
The megillah reading, mishloach manot and more
At its core, this festive holiday grapples with deep and even troubling themes.