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The Old English Drinking Song About Haman and Esther
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The Old English Drinking Song About Haman and Esther

By On March 5, 2015

For generations Jewish children have sung a classic ditty for the holiday of Purim called “Once There was a Wicked, Wicked Man and Haman Was His Name-o.” The chorus, as you may know from your own Purim festivities, goes… Read More

Burning Haman in the Streets of Provence
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Burning Haman in the Streets of Provence

By On March 4, 2015

  Why can’t the world just let the Jews have their fun? It’s Purim, it’s the fifth century, and all the Jews want to do is burn effigies of Haman in celebration… Read More

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Mushkie Goes to Kathmandu

By On September 11, 2012

A pretty, bewigged girl in a long-sleeve button-down shirt could hardly look more out of place wandering amid a group of chanting Buddhist monks or through the hustle and bustle of a Far East Marketplace.… Read More

The whole megillah
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The Whole Megillah

By On March 11, 2011

  On Purim, it’s traditional to read Megillat Esther, the Scroll of Esther. This biblical book tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who is crowned Queen of Persia, and uses her… Read More

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