Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
Video: Bake the perfect batch of triangular cookies for the holiday—with homemade fruit filling
Women’s Purim costumes have gotten skimpier and sexier. I tried to buck the trend, but it didn’t go well.
The Purim Superhero, a new picture book for Jewish children, includes gay parents. It’s about time.
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
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
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?
The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
Plus National Front attack in France, Kaddish for the Fogels, and more
Tablet presents a Broadway-inspired Purim Spiel
Some modest proposals for the lady who can turn herself into anyone
Backlash over revealing Purim costumes
Plus Mrs. God, and more
Tablet Magazine’s illustrated column imagines a nudist crestfallen over the fact that he can’t dress up for Purim. Help him fulfill his dream with do-it-yourself cut-outs.
From hamantashen to designer costumes to newfangled groggers—anything and everything you might need to better enjoy the Festival of Lots
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
Plus Sheen wins with Israelis, a Yiddisheh workout, and more
Purim calls for costumes, and we’re fine with seeing little girls dressed up as boys. But a boy dressed as a girl makes us uncomfortable, thanks to stubborn ideas about gender roles. It shouldn’t.
With Purim approaching and a costume in order, seeking sartorial inspiration from the Book of Esther, European paintings, Elizabeth Taylor, and several style gurus, one of whom recommends an edible hat
From Hodu to Kush: anticipating Purim with books on Persian food, lust-filled kings, and biblical heroines
Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation
Leo Bretholz was set to testify on behalf of proposed Maryland law this week
The 52-year-old man required medical attention but wasn’t seriously injured
Milk and Honey Distillery to produce an Israeli single malt whisky
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
The Purim parody videos have arrived
Tens of thousands flood lower Manhattan to challenge proposed legislation
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice