Mordecai Manuel Noah sharpens the question raised by the biblical Mordechai: Can there be viable Jewish continuity in the diaspora?
Examining the ethics of the Purim story
Costumes, revelry, and satire weren’t always synonymous with the holiday
The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora
Unable to restore a shrine with a prominent Star of David in Iran, a U.S. organization and an Iranian-American architect are reviving the site online
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