Purim | March 4-5, 2015 | March 23-24, 2016

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MORE Purim COVERAGE

Fleeing Crimea for Crown Heights

Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation

For Centuries, Jews Ruled Poland’s Liquor Trade. Why Was That Legacy Forgotten?

Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns

How a Purim Treat Turned Into a Purim Chore—and Finally a Source of Joy

We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’

The Year’s Big Question: What Does Haman Say?

The Purim parody videos have arrived

Fyvush Finkel: A Charming Conversation With a Longtime Serious Mensch

As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet

Megillas Lester: If Pixar Did The Purim Story

Watch the trailer for a new film that turns the Purim story on its head

Finding Comfort in Synagogue—But Only When I’m on the Road

Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return

Zombies, Vampires, and Things That Come Back to Life: A Rabbi’s Take on Halloween and Beyond

Kids’ fascination with the undead goes far beyond one holiday, but it’s a perfect time to talk about Jewish traditions around death

Surviving My Parents: A Golem’s Painful Memories of Childhood Abuse

In her new memoir, Donna Minkowitz recalls being torn between her mother’s overbearing fantasies and her father’s cruel games

Finding Solace in the Jewish Calendar After Our Daughter’s Accident

Her recovery paralleled the holidays, from Purim to Passover to Shavuot

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