Posts Tagged ‘ purim ’

The Jewish Mardi Gras

March 13, 2014
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The Jewish Mardi Gras

What is it about the depth of winter that makes us want to don a mask, grab a flask, and get lost in a crowd? From 16th-century Venice to contemporary New Orleans and Brazil, cultures around the world abandon their norms for the wilds of masquerades. Never ones to miss a party, Jews have a masquerade…

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Shop Purim! Costumes & Kitsch.

March 7, 2014
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crawfish

Happy Purim, Jewniverse! We’ve collected some of the best costumes, gifts and general Purim shtick…

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Ad D’lo Yada Between This Way, That Way, Or That

February 22, 2013
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amir-benayoun

You may be familiar with ad d’lo yada, the Aramaic term for the Purim tradition of…

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Purim and Yom Kippur

September 25, 2012
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Purim

In the World to Come, says the Zohar, the Jewish…

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The King’s Wand

March 7, 2012
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scepter

One of the Talmud‘s oddest discussions has to be the…

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Kill Me Twice, Shame on Me

March 5, 2012
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Kenny McCormickphoto courtesy: Comedy Central

One of the more famous Jewish customs surrounding…

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The Whole Megillah

March 11, 2011
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The whole megillah

On Purim, it’s traditional to read Megillat Esther, the Scroll…

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Purim with Puppets

March 7, 2011
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purim-video-hp

Purim celebrations are inherently wacky. We wear masks. We party…

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