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Purim: The Holiday When We Became Jewish

One of the questions I frequently receive is regarding the name “Jew”. The word Jew is a derivative of the name Judah, Jacob’s fourth...

What criteria render an event worthy of a Jewish Holiday?

The Short Answer: Surviving a mortal threat, or experiencing a miracle. If the event was related to all Jews, the holiday becomes a...

Adar -- A Celebration of our Lowest Point

“When the month of Adar enters, we increase in joy” (Talmud, Taanit 26b). There are many joyous dates on the Jewish calendar, but besides...

When is Purim?

Purim is on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar.1 [During a leap year, Purim is on the 14th day of Adar II.] For the year 2013, Purim...

How does a Purim which falls on Friday differ from the average Purim?

The four 'M's that we do every Purim are done this year as well:Megillah (hearing the Scroll of Esther)Mishloach Manot (Food gifts to...

Is "Purim" a Hebrew word?

Actually, the word “Purim” comes from the Persian language. The Megillah itself translates the word into Hebrew for us, “Pur hu...

Did Moses celebrate Purim?

The miracle of Purim occurred close to a thousand years after Moses' death. But our sages tell us that Moses was more than an individual person, he...

We live in modern times; what relevance does the Purim story have today?

Are there really no more bad guys around any more? How about Osama bin Laden, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and all the other terrorists who wish to...

Is Purim mentioned in the Bible?

Well, the establishment of the holiday of Purim is certainly described in the Bible; after all, the Book of Esther is one of the 24 books of the Bible. But...

Can you help me find a local Purim party?

Luckily, Chabad spans the globe, and chances are that there is a fabulous Purim celebration in you're area. Click here to find the closest Purim...