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

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MORE Purim COVERAGE

Editing Out Elements of Judaism Doesn’t Work

Instead of masking our ambivalence and discomfort, we should confront it

Celebrate Purim With a Glass (or Two) of Shiraz

The ancient Persian city of Shiraz was known for its wine

Purim Parody Videos Are Missing Something

The problem with leaving the Book of Esther’s namesake out of the revelry

Purim is More Than Just ‘Jewish Halloween’

Why the common comparison sells the Jewish holiday short

Reading Megillah in Tehran: How Iranian Jews Celebrate Purim

As Jews around the world commemorate the rescue of Persian Jewry, how do those who live where the story took place mark the day?

Christians Have Fallen in Love With Queen Esther, Purim’s Jewish Heroine

In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale

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

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