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  • Women and Torah: Masking words

    By David Suissa

    March 12, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    Especially during this time of year, when many of us disguise ourselves for the holiday of Purim, the idea of masks is usually associated with people. Even in politics and everyday life, we talk of people masking their real intentions or hiding behind a façade.

    But in Judaism,...

  • Trick or tweet: Anthony Weiner and Bernie Madoff Halloween masks

    October 31, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Are Halloween masks of Jews in the news a trick or just a new treatment?

    With a new latex mask of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner now selling alongside that of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff, I wonder: In some weird way, have American Jews entered a new era of awful...

  • Mishloach Manot of Song from Maccabeats

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 31, 2011 | 9:53 am

    In my article, Mask of Purim, I talked about why I usually do not wear a costume. After all that discussion, I did wear one and I was Wonder Esther this year. One of my favorite things this year was the song, Raise Your Glass as done by the Maccabeats. I wanted to share it with all of you! Take off your mask and celebrate early and often! Maccabeats: Raise Your Glass!

  • Unmasking Purim’s Heroes—and Ourselves

    By Rahel Musleah

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Who needs Halloween or Mardi Gras? On Purim, themasquerade of characters is lively and intriguing: Spangled Vashtis,bearded Mordechais, snarling Hamans, bejeweled Esthers, silk-robedAhasueruses.

    The secret of Purim, however, is to see beyond themasks. Purim's noise and noshing is...

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