Purim

Lots of Purim Fun

Purim came in like a lion across the Washington area on March 6 — with a roar of boos for the evil Haman, dens...

Congregation Olam Tikvah can turn a musical into a Purim story before you can...

The Purim shpiel gave way to the Purim video this year at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax. Twenty-six members answered the call to make...

PHOTOS: Purim 2022 in the DMV

Costumes, food and Purim shpiels. Games, kids and the book of Esther. Purim came in with an extra dose of joy in greater Washington last...

The painfulness of Purim

Purim is a jovial holiday, but the holiday’s heroine, Esther, has a darker reality that is similar to what many sexual assault survivors experience. “Purim...

Unmasking the origins of Purim costumes

By Sasha Rogelberg A hot dog, an emoji and Superman walk into a synagogue — and there’s no punchline. It’s the reality for Allan...

Sunflower Bakery preps for Purim

By the time Purim begins at sundown on March 16, Sunflower Bakery in Rockville expects to have sold more than 60,000 hamantashen. They’ve been at...
Little girl putting hamentashen in a purim basket.

Purim in a world turned upside down

As Laurie Mangold walked through Congregation Sha’are Shalom recently, a bulletin board caught her attention. Attached to it was a Purim scene of costumed...

The puppet show must go on at Tikvat Israel

Tikvat Israel Synagogue’s Purim puppet show began as a middle school community service requirement for sisters Rachel and Shaina Lipsy. It is now a...