Purim starts Saturday night! Today in Tablet Magazine, we tell you everything you always wanted to know about Purim but were ever-so-slightly too bashful to ask. Cookbook author and contributing editor Joan Nathan discusses what mousakhan, a Palestinian baked chicken dish, means to her, before explaining how to make a delicious version along with Moroccan challah. The Winter Olympics and Purim stir in Dvora Meyers memories of being an Orthodox girl who dressed up as Tonya Harding one year. Poetry columnist David Kaufmann celebrates the work of Charles Bernstein. Purim is The Scroll’s favorite holiday.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.