purim

What Happens in Synagogue on Purim

In addition to the Megillah reading, several additions are made to the daily prayer services.

Facing Evil

Moral strength is found in fulfilling religious obligations.

The Fast of Esther: A Minor Fast Day

The joy of Purim is preceded by solemnity.

Unmasking the Purim Heroes

Were Mordecai and Esther assimilated Jews?

How To Make Your Own Gragger

Instructions for constructing a Purim noisemaker

Remembering Amalek

A serious lesson that focuses on fighting evil precedes the Purim fesitivites.

The Purim Meal

Eat, drink, and be merry is not without controversy.

Jews in Exile

The Purim story is a guideline for living in the Diaspora.