Will You See Blackface At Your Purim Party — Even After Another National Debate?

Ari Feldman, Forward, 03/19/2019

Somehow, a teenager wearing blackface got into the Purim party.

Jewish Women from Diverse Artistic Perspectives

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 03/13/2019

New show highlights the diversity of Jewish women's experiences.

On this Spanish island, Purim used to be the biggest holiday for persecuted Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/12/2019

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.

A Purim Food Primer

Giora Shimoni, The Spruce Eats, 01/09/2019

Traditional Foods and Recipe Suggestions for This Festive Holiday

A Global Purim Menu and Identity Discussion Guide

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 02/23/2017

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.

Recipe: Sephardic Cookies for Purim

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 03/14/2016

Purim is right around the corner!  Among the traditions of the holiday is the exchanging of gifts of food with one another.

At Purim, We Shall Overcome

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 03/03/2015

This past week I had the pleasure of attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference. With inspiring speakers, expressions of hope and dreams for a better world, and an unflinching defense for the State of Israel, I felt a deep pride to be a Jew during the only time since Alexander the Great, that Jewish community in the Diaspora was able to partner with the foreign governments—this is historical.

Purim in Paradise, from Nashville to the Caribbean

Rabbi Juan Mejia, Jewish&, 03/02/2015

Imagine Purim by the crystal clear and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.This week not one but two Jewish communities will have the opportunity to do just that, in a modern and multicultural celebration of an ancient Jewish holiday.

Esther’s Secret Identity

Robin Washington, Jewish&, 03/11/2014

03/22/2019

Queen Esther Saves Her People

Esther Golden Gelman and Frane Lessac, , 01/01/1970

Based closely on the Book of Esther and featuring childlike artwork that captures the trappings of the period, a spirited retelling of the Purim story celebrates the Queen Esther's brave defense of the Jews against the king's tyrannical prime minister.

Sephardic Songs Add Merriment to Purim

Ty Alhadeff, Jewish&, 03/21/2016

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

A Recipe for Glamorous Global Purim Cocktails

Marcella White Campbell, Jewish&, 03/16/2016

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.

Sephardic Cookies for Purim

Marcia Weingarten, My Jewish Learning, 03/14/2016

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).

The King's Gate

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 02/19/2016

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” –Viktor E. Frankl

At Purim, We Shall Overcome

Isaiah Rothstein, My Jewish Learning, 03/03/2015

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.

For One Outspoken Teenager in Revolution-Era Iran, Queen Esther Was a Kindred Spirit

Sima Goel, Tablet Magazine, 03/03/2015

Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom