By Dana Marlowe This article was reprinted with permission from Kveller.com, a fast-growing, award-winning website for parents raising Jewish and interfaith kids. Follow Kveller on Facebook and sign up for their newsletters here. When I explain Purim to those less familiar with the holiday, I tell them it’s kind of like Jewish Halloween. Not so […]
Purim in my neighborhood is an extravaganza. Limousines crowd the streets and rabbles of teenagers run in and out of houses dressed up as the main characters in the Purim story. A quick summary for those who are not familiar: There is Vashti, who is dethroned by the King Ahasuerus. Then Esther becomes the new […]
Everything you wanted to know about the Jewish holiday of Purim in one place
The whole megillah? A look at the scroll (megillah is Hebrew for ‘scroll’) of Esther, the story that is read on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
A resource booklet explaining the holiday of Purim, its customs and traditions.
A booklet explaining the holiday of Purim, its customs and traditions.
Kathy Bloomfield shares her first experience with Purim–learning about the holiday through her son–and offers her favorite kids’ books about Purim.