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Passover Haggadah. Credit: Pixabay.

Pesach 2021: The holiday of our (impending) freedom

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We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With coronavirus vaccinations ramping up throughout the country, this may be the last Jewish holiday we spend in our small bubbles, restricted from...
The cover of the “Guide to Passover,” produced by the Orthodox Union. Credit: Courtesy.

Orthodox Union releases its ‘Guide to Passover’ 2021

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The Orthodox Union has released its annual “Guide to Passover,” which provides comprehensive guidance about kosher-for-Passover products. This year’s edition, available in both PDF and online database formats, features nearly 30,000 kosher-for-Passover products and charts...
Matzah-ball soup. Credit: Flickr.

OneTable offers resources and guidance for meaningful, safe Passover seders

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At a time when people are feeling isolated and in need of meaningful connection, OneTable, which empowers people to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner experiences, is helping boost the Passover seder. To...
Rabbi Elie Mischel of Suburban Torah Center in Livingston, N.J. (left) and Rabbi Elliot Mathias, global COO of Aish HaTorah, speak to U.S. soldiers in Kuwait via Zoom on Friday morning to thank them for their service and welcome them for the Purim Megillah reading. Photo by Faygie Holt.

Aish HaTorah livestreams Megillah reading to US troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar

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Through a request from U.S. Army Chaplain Rabbi David Becker, Aish Global livestreamed Megillah readings via Zoom to U.S. military troops stationed in Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq on both Purim evening and Purim day. Rabbi...

Verter fun der Vokh – Happy Purim!

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Purim nonsense rhyme: אַ גוטן פּו֜רים, אַ֜לע׳ך‮ <מלאך>‮! וווּ איך גיי פֿ‮אַל איך‮, די באָרד איז מי‮ר לאַנג,‮ דאָס ווײַב איז מיר‮ קראַנק‮, הײַנט איז פּו֜רים, מאָרגן‮ איז אויס‮ –‮ גיט מיר אַ פּע֜ני <‮גראָשן> און וואַרפֿט מיך‮ אַרויס‮! A GUTN...

“Hava Tequila Cabaret” A fun-filled event featuring a cast of young and rising talent

A fun-filled event featuring a cast of young and rising talent. Hosted by Adam B. Shapiro Dani Apple, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Daniella Rabbani, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, and Mikhl Yashinsky & Michael Winograd. Please...

WATCH: “Little Red Riding Hood” as a Purim tale

קאַמערין בערנשטיין, אַ יונגע שיקאַגער ייִדישיסטקע באַקאַנט פֿאַר אירע פּאָפּולערע קורצע ווידעאָס אויף דער סאָציאַלער נעץ „טיקטאָק“ וועגן דער ייִדישער שפּראַך און קולטור, האָט לכּבֿוד פּורים אַרויסגעלאָזט אַ לענגערן פֿילם אויף יוטוב. אינעם ווידעאָ לייענט זי פֿאָר...

Listen and enjoy to “Di Megile” with the Bursteyn family in Itzik Manger’s unique...

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Programs on Yiddish literature and culture recorded at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, 1953-2005. About this program: di megile fun itsik manger Mit: איציק מאַנגער | דב זלצר | שמואל בונים The Megile of Itzik Manger Featuring: Itzik Manger |...
This year’s pandemic Purim is shaping up to be a somewhat subdued version of the traditional festivities. Credit: tomertu/Shutterstock.

A safe ‘simcha’: Finding joy in a pandemic Purim

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Last Purim, a mask was just a costume and not a medical device. For most back then, the coronavirus was just another item on the nightly news. So, as usual, Jews the world over donned...
King Ahasuerus and Haman at the “Feast of Esther.” Credit: Rembrandt Painting, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, via Wikimedia Commons.

Masking all of our fun on Purim? Well, sort of …

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Purim begins at sunset on Feb. 25, the 14th day of Adar. The most jubilant holiday in the Jewish calendar, it’s a celebration of good over evil; the defeat of Haman and his heinous...