Rabbi Buchwald on Purim

Rabbi Buchwald

On Purim

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.

Purim

Purim is a holiday of fun and festivities, like all Jewish holidays it is also an opportunity to fulfill numerous mitzvot.

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Purim Workshop

Host or attend the exciting Purim Workshop provided by NJOP and find out how you or your community can participate.

Resources

Discover our exciting guide, watch videos and learn about the histories, origins and customs of Purim.

Articles

Browse our archive of Purim Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about history and tradition.


Hamantashen Recipe

Traditional

Hamantashen Recipe

From the kitchen of Roz Krieger z’l

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Shortening or margarine (not oil)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 3 Cups Flour

Filling of your choice: chocolate chips, poppy seeds, strawberry jam…etc.

Blend eggs, shortening, sugar, baking powder, and orange juice together in a large bowl. Gradually add flour while using hands to work the dough until a soft ball forms and the dough comes away from the side of the bowl. Add flour as needed. While working with the dough, keep hands floured.
Roll out small pieces of the dough on a floured board. Take an average-size glass to use as cookie cutter and cut out circles. The uncut dough can be used for another batch of circles.

Place a small amount of filling into the middle of each circle and fold into a triangle. Be sure to pinch triangle edges together so that they stay closed.

WARNING: Too much filling will cause the hamantashen to “explode.”
Place hamantashen on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 until golden brown.


Purim

Purim

A holiday of fun and festivities, like all Jewish holidays, Purim also provides an opportunity to fulfill numerous mitzvot.

Happy Purim!

The megillah is read the evening of February 25th, 2021

The time of year has come again – Purim festivities! A smile instantly jumps to your face as thoughts of hamantashen (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.

Jewish Treats Guide To Celebrating Purim

Welcome to Jewish Treats Guide to Celebrating Purim. Shake your grogger, eat some hamantashen and get dressed in your silliest costume…it’s Purim! Jewish Treats Guide to Celebrating Purim 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.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Print the Jewish Treats Guide to Celebrating Purim or use the interface on this page to view or download.

Purim Videos

Rabbi Buchwald on Purim

Web Series

Let Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, take you through the essential elements of Purim with this selection of entertaining YouTube videos from past years focused on the holiday.

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Purim Workshop

Discover our exciting Purim program you can attend or offer in your community

Purim Workshop

An interactive program with questions, source material and illuminating answers.
NJOP’s Purim Workshop enables participants to discover a new appreciation for a holiday that is often thought of as being kid-focused. Understanding the philosophy and mitzvot of the holiday provides participants with an opportunity to celebrate the true spirit of Purim.

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