The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
As Jews around the world commemorate the rescue of Persian Jewry, how do those who live where the story took place mark the day?
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora
We’re commanded to be happy on Purim, and it turns out the acts required for proper observance—from donning costumes to celebrating with others—provide useful tricks for brightening moods year round
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?
Has Purim replaced Passover as the best holiday vehicle for expressing individual Jewish identity?
Esther marries indie rock royalty