Purim

Jewish Year 5774: sunset March 15 – nightfall March 16, 2014

Purim is a joyous holiday commemorating the rescue of the Jews by Queen Esther and her uncle Mordecai from the evil Haman. The story is read aloud and when Haman is mentioned in the Megillah of Esther, people use noisemakers called groggers to drown out his name. Traditions eating hamentashen, three-cornered, pastries filled with fruit.

  • Purim — A basic guide to the holiday from Judaism 101
  • Purim — Purim themes, songs, cards, information and ideas for celebration from Aish.com
  • Purim on the Net — Hear the sound of the gragger and learn the story of Purim
  • YomTov Purim Page — This educational site includes a section by section guide to the Megillah of Esther
  • Educator’s Guide to Purim — a variety of educational materials for Purim from Virtual Jerusalem.
  • Purim is Here! — Fun for children from Torah Tots
  • Purim — A guide to Purim from MyJewishLearning.com
  • Purim Arts & Crafts — Make a paper crown, mask and noisemakers for Purim

Purim Recipes