Purim Resources

An archive of NJOP’s Purim resources.

A Brief Synopsis of the Book of Esther

A Brief Synopsis ofThe Book of Esther Table of ContentsChapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4…

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Breaking the Fast

Breaking the Fast Many people eat together and have little dinner parties, while some synagogues…

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Drinking on Purim

Drinking on Purim “A person should drink on Purim until the point where they cannot tell the…

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Festive Meal

Festive Meal The Book of Esther records that the Jews agreed “to observe them as days of…

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Hamantashen Recipe

TraditionalHamantashen Recipe From the kitchen of Roz Krieger z’l Ingredients:3 Eggs ½ Cup…

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Jewish Treats Purim Articles

Jewish Treats aboutPurim Browse our archive of Purim related Jewish Treats.…

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Origins and Customs of Purim

Origins and Customs of Purim A selection of the various histories, traditions and practices of…

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Purim Day Megillah Reading

Purim DayMegillah Reading The Megillah tells us that all Jews agreed “to observe them as…

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Purim Night Megillah Reading

Purim NightMegillah Reading The Tan’ach, the Hebrew name for the complete Bible, is made up…

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Rabbi Buchwald on Purim

Rabbi BuchwaldOn Purim Let Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, take you…

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Shabbat Parashat Shekalim

Shabbat Parashat ShekalimThe Sabbath of the Shekels The Sabbath of the Shekels is named for the…

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Shabbat Parashat Zachor

Shabbat Parashat ZachorThe Sabbath of Remembering Shabbat Parashat Zachor – The Sabbath of…

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Shushan Purim on Shabbat

Shushan Purim on Shabbat When Shushan Purim, observed in walled cities in Israel, coincides with…

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The Fast of Esther

Ta’anit EstherThe Fast of Esther A fast day is observed in commemoration of the 3 days of fasting…

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The History of Purim

The History of Purim The story of Purim takes place at the very end of the era known in Jewish…

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What and When

What and When Like Chanukah, Purim is a Rabbinic holiday in that it is not mentioned in the Five…

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Why Purim is Called Purim

Why Purim is Called Purim Most Jewish holidays have names that describe the significance of the…

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