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The Joy of Purim

What the holiday can teach us about fighting evil in our midst

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Esther in Furs

Rokhl’s Golden City: A Polish Purim story

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The Purim Report: Mirth and Melancholy

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

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On Purim, Remembering Not to Forget

Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual

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Last-Minute Purim Costumes: A Guide for the Perplexed

Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!

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The Origins of Your Favorite Purim Customs

Costumes, revelry, and satire weren’t always synonymous with the holiday

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How a Purim Treat Turned Into a Purim Chore—and Finally a Source of Joy

We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’

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A Very Modern Purimspiel

Stories about hidden identity, vegetarianism, and getting plastered, from four young comedy writers

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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

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