Extravagant parties once marked the holiday for American Jews in the late 1800s
The ongoing evolution of the Purim spiel
Rokhl’s Golden City: Jews don’t drink. Or do they?
What the holiday can teach us about fighting evil in our midst
Rokhl’s Golden City: A Polish Purim story
A holiday filled with cookies, storytelling, and the wisdom of Jackie Mason
Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual
Costumes, revelry, and satire weren’t always synonymous with the holiday
Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
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