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Purim 2021

In 2021, Purim begins at sunset on Thursday, February 25.

Where to Stream Megillah Reading on Purim

Can't make it to synagogue this Purim? No problem.

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.

Why Do Jews Wear Costumes on Purim?

The long practice of masquerading may have its roots in medieval Italy.

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.

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.

Purim 2018

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

Queen Esther: Destiny’s Child

The Purim story is a reminder of our essential power for human agency.

Jewish Calendar

A list of upcoming Jewish holidays.

Purim 2017

Everything you need to know about Purim 2017.