AIPAC, Bibi, Barack y Mahmud, los protagonistas del Purim Shpil 2012

La historia de Purim se repite 2,400 años mas tarde pero ahora con un beneficio agregado para tres mandatarios.: Esta semana al leer -y celebrar- la historia de Purim recordamos el intento de un...

Tips For Creating Your Own Purim Shpil

Putting on a Purim Shpil is one of the best ways to celebrate Purim. Purim Shpils are performances-either puppet shows, skits, comedy routines or musicals-that include elements of the Purim story. The Purim characters,...

It’s Only A Purim Shpil

How was the holiday of Purim celebrated back in Europe? This funny childhood memory is one of the tales told by award-winning storyteller Roslyn Bresnick-Perry in her new collection, "I Loved My Mother on...

A Purim Shpil

We all know that hamantashen are a simply delicious holiday treat. But less known is the fact that the word "hamantashen" has a rich etymological history, steeped in the intrigues, both esoteric and exoteric,...

Another Purim Shpil

Purim is one of the more obscure Jewish holidays. Celebrated around March, it commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from a genocidal plot, as recorded in the biblical Book of Esther (Megilla). The Megilla...

Purim Shpil, Celebrating Purim with Humorous Plays

One of the most endearing aspects of Judaism, in my opinion, is the evolution of Jewish traditions over time. Purim Shpiels started out as family, holiday entertainment, turned into professional performances--sometimes so vulgar that...

A Purim Shpil and a Joke

Purim Torah is a term used to describe humorous and satirical writings customarily read on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim Torah can be simple or elaborate, and require no qualifications to write, other...