Header

The Three Faces of Esther

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

Header

Bibliomancy, and the Sacred Lottery of the Vilna Gaon

How the technique of chancing upon a passage in a Torah scroll or printed Pentateuch came to be a staple of fortune tellers

Header

The Purim Report: Mirth and Melancholy

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

Header

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.

Load More...