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...

Regalos para los amigos y los pobres en Purim

Los observarán como días de festividad y alegría, enviándose exquisiteces los unos a los otros, y dándole regalos a los pobres (Ester 9:22). Hay una hermosa costumbre antes de leer la Meguilá en la sinagoga,...

El ABC de Purim

Purim es la festividad judía más entretenida y con más drama. ¿En qué otro momento puedes vestirte como conejito y comer triángulos de masa rellenos de ciruelas y semillas de amapola? Purim ocurre el 14...

Leyendo la Meguilá

Una persona está obligada a escuchar la lectura de la Meguilá, una vez en la noche y de nuevo al día siguiente (Shulján Aruj – Código de Ley Judía 687:1). 1) Los hombres, mujeres y...

¿Quién escribió el Libro de Ester?

Purim es una fiesta en la que la mujer ocupa un lugar central. Es la protagonista principal. La reina Ester, es una de las figuras femeninas más populares dentro de la tradición judía.. El...