Miscellaneous | Purim

Purim: Why Read the Megillah Twice?

Why do we read the Megillah twice every Purim, once at night
and once during the day?

Miscellaneous | Purim

20 Ways to Increase Your Happiness in the Month of Adar

We all need to work to create a joyous atmosphere in our homes and in our lives. But before we can create the right atmospheres, we often have to adjust our attitudes.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holy Jewish site of Esther and Mordechai set ablaze in Iran - reports - The Jerusalem Post

'Disturbing reports from Iran that the tomb of Esther & Mordechai, a holy Jewish site, was set afire overnight,' ADL National Director Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted.

Politics | Opinion

A Purim lesson at the White House

The chants of “Death to Israel” wafting across the world from today’s Iran confirm that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

In New Rochelle, Yeshivah Students to Bring Purim to the Quarantined

Young Megillah readers span out through the community

News | News

Jonathan Sacks - The Therapeutic Joy of Purim

Jonathan Sacks – The Therapeutic Joy of Purim There’s something very strange about Purim. It is notably a festival of joy, “Yamei mishtei b’simcha”. And not only is the day itself a joyous one, but uniquely, we begin that joy two weeks befor

News | Israel

Purim: Did Mordechai Act Foolishly?

Even if Haman thought he was a god, shouldn't Mordechai have bowed down to him rather than risk the lives of the entire Jewish people?

Recipes | Kosher Recipes

Classic ‘Lekvar’ (Prune Butter) Hamantaschen

‘Lekvár’ refers to thick fruit butter, and when it comes to hamantaschen it typically refers to the prune filling (and sometimes apricot—although it is nothing like the more familiar store-bought apricot jams). Unsurprisingly, it is eastern European in origin.

Miscellaneous | Purim

Your Complete Purim How-To Guide

This user-friendly wizard walks you through all of Purim’s traditions and customs.

Miscellaneous | Purim

Purim: What's the Real Reason We Boo Haman?

Rabbi David Abudraham (14th century, Spain) writes that there had been an earlier custom for children to draw a picture or write the name of Haman on wood or stones

Miscellaneous | Purim

Ten Ways You Can Help Alcoholics and Addicts Have a Happy Purim

Each year my wife and I host an alcohol-free Purim seudah (festive afternoon meal) in the heart of Jerusalem for Jewish alcoholics, addicts, and their families.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Strange Parallels Between the Purim Story and the Nuremberg Trials | United with Israel

There are uncanny parallels between the hanging of Haman’s 10 sons during the Purim epoch and the post-Nuremberg Trials hanging of 10 Nazis for crimes against humanity.