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Purim 2023

In 2023, Purim begins at sunset on Monday, March 6.

Opposites Distract

The inversion of expectations, so central to the Purim story, can be both thrilling and confining.

The Surprising Connection between Purim and Yom Kippur

Purim and Yom Kippur appear to be complete opposites but the ancient rabbis say they are really two sides of the same coin.

Purim Masks

Sometimes it is by dressing as someone else that we reveal our truest selves.

Where to Stream Megillah Reading for Purim

Where to find an online reading of the Book of Esther.

Purim 2022

In 2022, Purim begins at sunset on Wednesday, March 16.

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.