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Why do we eat Kreplach?

A triangular pattern:  Many people eat Kreplach1 without knowing why. After all, it is a tradition, and a tasty one at that. So why ask questions?...

Do I need to dress up in a costume for Purim?

Rabbi Eilfort: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment..., but you should know, I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE! Suzy: Do I need to dress up in a costume for...

Do Ashkenazim and Sephardim have any different customs for Purim?

There are four mitzvahs of Purim established by the Rabbis: Reading the Megillah by day and by night; charitable gifts to at least two poor people; a...

What's a "Gragger"?

A “gragger” (Yiddish) or “ra'ashan” (Hebrew) is a noisemaker used to drown out Haman’s name when it is read from the...

What’s with the big, fancy, silver case my Rabbi has for the Megillah?

While your Rabbi’s Megillah case is silver, others may be wooden or leather. What is common to all is that they be sturdy and beautiful....

What are Hamantashen (Oznai Haman)?

Hamantashen (Yiddish), or Oznai Haman (Hebrew), are the triangle shaped filled pastry tarts traditionally eaten on Purim. Hamantashen means “poppy...

Can someone explain all the noise?

When Haman's name is mentioned in the reading of the Megillah it is customary to make noise to "blot out" his name. Aside for the fact that Haman was...

Why do we wear a costume on Purim?

You don't have to, but it is an old Jewish tradition. There is actually a profound idea "hidden" behind the masks we wear on Purim... Our...

What is the significance of the Hamantash?

I don't know who invented the Hamantash, but there is deep significance to this pastry. Actually, the Hamantash is one of two foods customarily...