March 15, 2014
Note: Holiday begins sundown on March 14.
The time of year has come again – Purim festivities! A smile instantly jumps to your face as thoughts of hamantshen (three-cornered Purim cookies) and costumes float through your mind. While Purim is a holiday of fun and festivities, like all Jewish holidays it is also an opportunity to fulfill numerous mitzvot. Read on to find out the whys and what-fors of the holiday of Purim.
NJOP does the Harlem Shake (Purim Edition)!
- Shabbat Parashat Shekalim-The Sabbath of the Shekels
- Shabbat Parashat Zachor-The Sabbath of Remembering
- The Fast of Esther (Ta’anit Esther)
- What and When
- Shushan Purim on Shabbat
- Why Purim is Called Purim
- A Bit of World History
- A Brief Synopsis of the Book of Esther
- Purim Night Megillah Reading
- Breaking the Fast
- Purim Day Megillah Reading
- Mishloach Manot/Shaloch Manos-Sending Gifts
- Matanot L’evyonim-Gifts to the Poor
- Festive Meal
- Drinking on Purim
- The Mystery of Hester Panim
- Hanging Haman: The Commandment to Wipe Out Amalek