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A Battle Heats Up—Over Purim Packages

The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.

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Purim is More Than Just ‘Jewish Halloween’

Why the common comparison sells the Jewish holiday short

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Fleeing Crimea for Crown Heights

Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation

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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.’