The Scroll of Esther doesn’t just tell the story of Purim; it also establishes a timeless holiday with customs that are relevant even today and lay the foundation for a more inclusive community.
Paula was no lover of hamantashen until she began to think about them in a more creative way: Who said prune and poppy seed are musts? Must the dough be boring vanilla?
Not a fan of sweets? Though not traditional, with their triangular, pocket shape, calzones fit the bill for an Italian-inspired Purim, especially when filled with eggplant and peppers, beloved by Italian Jews.
This year, it’s all about new, creative fillings—Lemon ginger curd, anyone? How about strawberry rose jam?—and flavoring the dough with spices or zest to make the whole package extra special.
The Purim mishloach manot is like the Jewish version of the Christmas cookie exchange. These unusual recipes will ensure your holiday gift basket is unique.
Depriving oneself of something good usually results in the opposite—just ask any chocoholic. That’s why Purim, a sanctioned night of revelry and letting go, makes so much sense.
Back in ancient Shushan, festive meals and royal parties went on for days and days. Queen Esther surely would have enjoyed a sophisticated rum and white wine party punch with her guests.
Ah, Purim… Did you know that in addition to the costumes there’s a tradition of eating meat? Particularly, if you plan on imbibing, a slow cooker will ensure tender, no-fuss meat.
On Purim it’s customary to give delicious gift baskets (mishloach manot). This year, JFE® and Mouth have teamed up to offer the especially meaningful (and tasty) Purim Schpiel Taster.
The Purim story takes place in Persia, now present-day Iran. How do Jews who live there celebrate? Baltimore caterer and mashgiach Rafi Hakimi shares reflections. Hint: no hamantashen or alcohol.