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Land’s End

Episode 82: Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan discusses his latest documentary, The Settlers 

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The Three Faces of Esther

How the story of Purim is told in Christian scripture, and how Martin Luther became Esther’s enemy

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Recipe: Molly Yeh’s Marzipan Sprinkle Hamantaschen

You heard about them on Unorthodox. Now you can make them at home!

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The Purim Report: Mirth and Melancholy

A holiday filled with cookies, storytelling, and the wisdom of Jackie Mason

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A Purim Treat That’s Fit for a Queen

Move over, hamantaschen. Queen Esther’s toast is going to turn everything you thought you knew about Purim upside down.

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A Compassionate, Convivial Purim Party With Dancing Puppets and New York VIPs

The Jewish Museum’s annual Purim Ball featured a Chinese-Jewish connection and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spoke of the holiday’s ‘timeless’ lessons

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About to Rock That Edgy Purim Costume? Here’s a Filter For That.

Dressing like a Geisha? Nuh-uh. Wearing Brendan Frasier’s career? You’re good to go.

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Watch Senator Cory Booker Party on Purim at Oxford’s Chabad in the Early ’90s

As a Rhodes Scholar, Booker, the Senate’s most Jewish non-Jew, was captured on tape celebrating the Jewish holiday at the campus’s Chabad House.

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Diva D, the Godmother of Jerusalem Drag, Can’t Leave the Holy City Alone

For one of the founding practitioners of Israel’s cross-dressing performance art—chased out to Tel Aviv by ultra-Orthodox antipathy—Purim is just another day to do battle for her right to be her

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Tablet’s Purim Crossword

Unwrap those mishloach manot packages, kick up your feet, and put on your thinking cap. You don’t even have to take off your costume to work our Purim puzzle.

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Hiding Out on Purim

A childhood costume that once concealed what I wanted to hide now reveals what I want to hold tight

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Purim, the Invention of Anti-Semitism, and the Celebration of Jewish Creativity

The Book of Esther represents a turning point in Jewish history: the demonization of the Jews

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Super Bowl Sunday: The Forgotten Jewish Holiday

It’s like Rosh Hashanah for football fans. Or is it like Passover? Whatever it is, it’s something familiar for Jews.

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This Is Not Going To End Well: Ancient Hebraic Battles, Reconstructed

Using a new book of cut-out paper castles (and a trebuchet), along with some special-guest LEGO minifigs, my kids recreated some historic Jewish scenes, including a beauty pageant

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Burning Man, Like Shabbat and Purim

A dispatch from the annual party in the Nevada desert, where revelers buy into and manifest some familiar Jewish values

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My Favorite Anti-Semite: John Galliano, the Spark of Godliness Within a Flawed Human Being

The disgraced—and atoning—fashion designer is doing some of his best work. What’s a hater to do?

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On Purim, Remembering Not to Forget

Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual

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Pairing Kosher Food and Wine in Style

Vineyard owners’ cookbook offers wine recommendations alongside recipes

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Battle of the Purim Parody Videos

Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ gets the Shushan treatment… twice

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Immoral Esther?

Examining the ethics of the Purim story

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Savory Hamantaschen Recipes to Spice up Purim

An excerpt from Leah Koenig’s new cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking

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Heroics Aside, the Story of Purim Is the Bible’s Greatest Farce

The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.

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A Very Haredi Purim: Devotion Beneath the Debauchery

Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’

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Last-Minute Purim Costumes: A Guide for the Perplexed

Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!

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Five Reasons Spock Was the Quintessential Jew

And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character

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Mourning the Purim Princess Dress

After years of my daughter begrudgingly agreeing to tulle and tiaras, a revolt

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For One Outspoken Teenager in Revolution-Era Iran, Queen Esther Was a Kindred Spirit

Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom

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The Origins of Your Favorite Purim Customs

Costumes, revelry, and satire weren’t always synonymous with the holiday

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This Year, Let’s Celebrate #PurimNotPrejudice

Dressing in costume for the holiday shouldn’t involve cultural appropriation

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