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

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MORE Purim COVERAGE

Power Suits

Dressing up is a crucial element of the Purim celebration—as well as a powerful piece of the Hunger Games trilogy of young-adult novels

Home Away From Home

The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora

Sundown: The Centrifuges Are A-Spinnin’

Plus National Front attack in France, Kaddish for the Fogels, and more

Drama Queen

Tablet presents a Broadway-inspired Purim Spiel

The Jewish Roles of Meryl Streep

Some modest proposals for the lady who can turn herself into anyone

Halloween 2.0?

Backlash over revealing Purim costumes

Sundown: Syria Faces Upheaval

Plus Mrs. God, and more

Emperor’s New Costume

Tablet Magazine’s illustrated column imagines a nudist crestfallen over the fact that he can’t dress up for Purim. Help him fulfill his dream with do-it-yourself cut-outs.

Purim 2011

From hamantashen to designer costumes to newfangled groggers—anything and everything you might need to better enjoy the Festival of Lots

Be Happy

We’re commanded to be happy on Purim, and it turns out the acts required for proper observance—from donning costumes to celebrating with others—provide useful tricks for brightening moods year round

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