Purim 2011

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

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?

Purim FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the story of Esther

Ritual du Jour

Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions

Royal Flush

A new film reinvents Queen Esther as the very first Bachelorette

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