Purim | March 23-24, 2016 | March 11-12, 2017

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MORE Purim COVERAGE

My Favorite Anti-Semite: John Galliano, the Spark of Godliness Within a Flawed Human Being

The disgraced—and atoning—fashion designer is doing some of his best work. What’s a hater to do?

On Purim, Remembering Not to Forget

Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual

Pairing Kosher Food and Wine in Style

Vineyard owners’ cookbook offers wine recommendations alongside recipes

Battle of the Purim Parody Videos

Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ gets the Shushan treatment… twice

Immoral Esther?

Examining the ethics of the Purim story

Savory Hamantaschen Recipes to Spice up Purim

An excerpt from Leah Koenig’s new cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking

Heroics Aside, the Story of Purim Is the Bible’s Greatest Farce

The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.

A Very Haredi Purim: Devotion Beneath the Debauchery

Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’

Last-Minute Purim Costumes: A Guide for the Perplexed

Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!

Five Reasons Spock Was the Quintessential Jew

And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character

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