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 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...

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,...

Todo lo que no conoces y lo que debes saber de Purim

Todos conocemos la historia de Purim, el porque mandamos Shalaj Mones, Comemos Oznei a Man, la Meguilat Esther, por supuesto los disfraces Pero hay mucho mas detrás de esta fiesta, de su significado, de sus...

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

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,...

Purim shpil, de Sholem Aleikhem

Visiting With King Ahasuerus by Sholem Aleichem Yiddish title: Baym Kenig Akhashveres A rich man's son sneaks out of his home to celebrate Purim with a band of poor Purim-shpielers (performers). Class hatreds boil to...