Purim | March 4-5, 2015 | March 23-24, 2016

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MORE Purim COVERAGE

Emperor’s New Costume

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.

Purim 2011

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

Be Happy

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

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?

Sundown: Weapons Came from Iran

Plus Sheen wins with Israelis, a Yiddisheh workout, and more

Boy, Interrupted

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.

Dressed Up

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

On the Bookshelf

From Hodu to Kush: anticipating Purim with books on Persian food, lust-filled kings, and biblical heroines

Little Ladies

As Walmart launches a line of cosmetics for pre-teen girls, parents ponder whether their 6-year-old daughters should be wearing makeup—even if Queen Esther did

Sundown: But How Will Iran Hire a Lawyer?

Plus Oy Boyz, and more

Bashing Haman at Hamanbashin!

What you missed at our Purim party

Daybreak: Converting China

Plus Dubai cause-of-death, Snooki’s glassy Purim, and more in the news

Sundown: Happy Purim!

Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns

Today on Tablet

Hamen-tasting, Vashti the feminist, and more on Purim

Sisters in Arms

Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist

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