The ancient story of Queen Esther has been told for generations as an example of wisdom and great personal courage. Her bravery is still commemorated each year in the Jewish festival of Purim.
Raya can't be in the Purim play this year--Purim will be no fun at all! But, Raya's grandmother, Maman joon, shares her sparkly scarves and Persian traditions with her. Together they discover how to make their American Purim uniquley Persian, delicious, and fun.
Somehow, a teenager wearing blackface got into the Purim party.
New show highlights the diversity of Jewish women's experiences.
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain — On this island south of Barcelona, Jews celebrate Purim these days pretty much as they do most anywhere else in Europe — finally.
Traditional foods and recipe suggestions for this festive holiday.
As Judaism’s happiest day of the year, we are familiar with the hamantashen, greggers and the costumes. But how about holiday snowmen, human-shaped cakes and crying cacti? These are just some of the Purim traditions from around the world.
From gefilte fish to the mufletta, Jewish cuisine is as varied as the many countries Jews have lived in
Purim is all about the hiding. Esther hid her identity from King Ahashverosh. Haman hid his evil side from the King. And as our tradition teaches, the name of God does not appear in the written account of Purim , because even God is hidden in the Purim story.
And what is a drinking party without drinking songs? As in other Jewish communities, drinking alcohol was part of the celebration of Purim, and an extensive corpus of rhymed, Ladino poems known as koplas (or komplas) developed by Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire
Want the secret recipe to the perfect global Jewish cocktails? Read on. After all, the story of Purim is, in part, a story about “passing” — hiding your identity because it is disadvantageous or even deadly to be who you really are.
Purim is right around the corner! Many communities exchange mishloach manot (Hebrew: sending of portions). In our Ladino community, I’ve always heard it referred to as Platikos di Purim (Purim plates).
This past week I had the pleasure of attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference. As I walked out of the convention center, dozens of people with their anti-Israel sentiments, signs, and slurs called me a murderer, called me a Nazi, called me a an animal.
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
In the secular world, cultural appropriation is frowned upon. Every Halloween there are PSAs all over Facebook saying, “a culture not a costume.” I would like to bring this message to the Jewish world.
This month American Hillel students join Be'chol Lashon in exploring the richness of Jewish life in Colombia.
Queen Esther was an inspiration to the anusim in that she modeled a way for them to remember and retain their true, hidden Jewish identity while integrating into the society around them.