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

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MORE Purim COVERAGE

Seriously Groggy

The Purim tradition of drowning out Haman’s name with noise dates back to medieval times. But in our increasingly cacophonous lives, an illustrator wonders: Does the grogger need to be reinvented?

Sundown: Weapons Came from Iran

Plus Sheen wins with Israelis, a Yiddisheh workout, and more

Boy, Interrupted

Purim calls for costumes, and we’re fine with seeing little girls dressed up as boys. But a boy dressed as a girl makes us uncomfortable, thanks to stubborn ideas about gender roles. It shouldn’t.

Dressed Up

With Purim approaching and a costume in order, seeking sartorial inspiration from the Book of Esther, European paintings, Elizabeth Taylor, and several style gurus, one of whom recommends an edible hat

On the Bookshelf

From Hodu to Kush: anticipating Purim with books on Persian food, lust-filled kings, and biblical heroines

Little Ladies

As Walmart launches a line of cosmetics for pre-teen girls, parents ponder whether their 6-year-old daughters should be wearing makeup—even if Queen Esther did

Sundown: But How Will Iran Hire a Lawyer?

Plus Oy Boyz, and more

Bashing Haman at Hamanbashin!

What you missed at our Purim party

Daybreak: Converting China

Plus Dubai cause-of-death, Snooki’s glassy Purim, and more in the news

Sundown: Happy Purim!

Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns

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