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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...