Purim Parody Videos Are Missing Something

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

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

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

Unmasked

Has Purim replaced Passover as the best holiday vehicle for expressing individual Jewish identity?

Sundown: Talmud OKs Obama’s Bow

Plus against ‘going Muslim,’ Israel’s defenders, and more

Queen Sarah?

Sarah Palin as a 21st-century Esther

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