Purim

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Racheli Orlansky

Need a Purim costume? Go to the gemach.

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While COVID-related restrictions may put a damper on large gatherings for Purim, it won’t stop anyone who wants to from dressing up for the...

This week in photos: Purim & Pawrim

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Whether on two legs or four, this was the week to dress up for Purim. In Herndon, Congregation Beth Emeth’s Purim Palooza attracted superheroes....

Make no mistake — we are Mordechai, not Haman

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By Saul Golubcow In early January, 20 minutes after first media reports of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s death, a friend called and said, “Happy early...