Purim Essentials

The time of year has come again for the holiday of Purim, which will be celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2018 (Note: The megillah is first read on Wednesday evening, February 28). A smile instantly jumps to your face as thoughts of hamantashen (the 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.

Here are some wonderful NJOP resources for you to learn more about this festive Jewish holiday:

1) Grab the eBook. Download a free copy of Jewish Treats Guide to Celebrating Purim. This holiday eBook offers fun facts and inspiring insights into the four major Purim mitzvot and the customs that make this holiday a unique celebration for all. We hope that you will use this guide to truly enhance your own Purim celebration.

2) Get creative. Visit Jewish Treats’ Purim Pinterest board for festive Purim costume ideas, fun crafts and coloring sheets for kids, clever Mishloach Manot baskets, delicious hamantashen recipes and more!

3) Learn from an expert. Let Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, take you through some of the essential elements of Purim with this selection of entertaining YouTube videos from past years focused on the holiday. You can find them here.

4) Read up on it. Connect with the significance of the holiday by learning more about it through Jewish Treats Purim Archive. You’ll have an opportunity to gain insight about the holiday’s mitzvot, the heroes and villain, and much more. Click here to be directed to NJOP’s Jewish Treats blog.

Happy Purim!