Posts Tagged ‘ purim ’

The Old English Drinking Song About Haman and Esther

March 5, 2015
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The Old English Drinking Song About Haman and Esther

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 “For today we’ll merry, merry be (x3) and nosh some hamantaschen.” Some research reveals that this classic Purim jingle full…

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Burning Haman in the Streets of Provence

March 4, 2015
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Burning Haman in the Streets of Provence

  Why can’t the world just let the Jews have their fun? It’s Purim, it’s…

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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…

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Shop Purim! Costumes & Kitsch.

March 7, 2014
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Happy Purim, Jewniverse! We’ve collected some of the…

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

February 22, 2013
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You may be familiar with ad d’lo yada, the…

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Purim and Yom Kippur

September 25, 2012
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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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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 celebrations are inherently wacky. We wear masks. We party…

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