Books of the Hebrew Bible are always written in Hebrew—except for this one.

Hillel Kuttler
March 22 2024 12:01AM

There are many strange things about Purim that in the end connect to joy.

Yehoshua November
March 22 2024 12:01AM

Behind the masekhah.

René Bloch
March 19 2024 12:01AM

The holiday noisemaker bears a suspicious resemblance to the Spanish carraca.

March 14 2024 12:00AM

Self-defense, not revenge.

Haim Jachter
March 12 2024 12:01AM

Julius Streicher and the endurance of anti-Semitism.

March 8 2023 12:01AM

Megillat Esther and Second Purim.

Chaya Sara Oppenheim
March 6 2023 12:01AM

Purim in Yungvarg, 1948.

Rokhl Kafrissen
March 3 2023 12:01AM

Yeshiva University students joined the Viennese Jewish community’s humanitarian efforts.

Ari Berman
March 31 2022 12:01AM

Lviv’s Golden Rose.

Carrie Keller-Lynn
March 18 2022 12:01AM

American Jews once marked the holiday in extravagant style.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
March 17 2022 12:01AM

A scholar of philosophy joins us to take a close look at the book of Esther, and the lessons it has to teach about human success and divine providence.

March 11 2022 12:02AM

The star of this week’s Purim story gets her point across because of the way she tells certain truths.

Feb. 24 2021 12:01AM

From 15th-century Iberia.

National Library of Israel
Feb. 23 2021 12:01AM