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SHALOM and WELCOME

To a Festive Celebration for
the Jewish Holiday of Purim


Purim is the most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther. Purim takes place on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar, the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar. Purim begins at sundown on March 07, 2012.


So here for your entertainment are some fun Holiday things for you and your family. We've got stories of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman, we've got graggers to spin, and Hamantashan to bake! We hope you find something you like!






Did You Know? (Purim)

Facts, Figures, & Folklore about Purim


When is Purim?

Here are the dates for Purim 2010-2016

The Megillah (Book of Esther)
The story of Purim is recounted in The Megillah, the Scroll on which the Book of Esther is written.
The Story of Purim
Explore the Story behind the Festive Celebration of Purim. Learn about Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman. "Spin" your own noisemaker while reading the Scroll of Esther.
Purim in Israel
Imagine the frivolity of Carnival, the youthful exuberance of Halloween, and the bravado of a war victory - all rolled into one day. That's how Israelis celebrate Purim.
What is a "Gragger" and What do we do with it?

Graggers are the noisemakers used during the reading of the Meglliah. Make your own noisemaker with our easy to do instructions.


Drink 'Til You Drop: Purim and the Alcohol Connection

Purim comes with its own set of unique commandments and the most surprising is the mitzvah to get drunk. Not just to have a sip or two of wine, but to get truly sloshed..

Mishloach Manot (Purim Gift Baskets)

A special mitzvah on Purim is giving food baskets to friends and family.


Getting Creative with Purim Food Baskets (Mishloach Manot)

Some fresh alternatives to the staid old Mishloach Manot.

Costumes and Masks

Here are some inexpensive and simple no-sew Purim costumes that anyone can make with the supplies you probably have lying around your house already.


Easy to Make Purim Costumes

Here are some inexpensive and simple no-sew Purim costumes that anyone can make with the supplies you probably have lying around your house already.

Purim Blog
Check out the latest articles and postings about Purim (and our other Jewish celebrations) from our holiday blog site - Holiday Rap

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Purim Hamantashen Recipes

Purim Hamantashen recipes from our Holiday Recipe site - Holiday Eats - to help make your holiday a fun and tasty one!

New Recipes for Purim Hamantashen

If you are looking for a way to modernize your Purim cookie, you can try out some of these easy and delicious Hamantashen alternatives.


Purim Goodies

Bake your own Hamantashan with our recipe.

Purim Crafts

Fun and entertaining craft projects to help celebrate your Purim


Purim Greeting Cards

Send your friends and family FREE Purim eGreeting cards


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