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  • Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?

    17 hours ago

    Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down.

    When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forced to lead Mordechai though the streets of Shushan, saying, “This is what is done...

  • Apricot-infused bourbon for Purim and beyond

    2 days ago

    Hamantaschen get all the Purim glory, and rightfully so. These soft triangular cookies can be filled with anything from the traditional apricot, poppy seed or prune to non-traditional varieties like red velvet or Neapolitan. The only limits are your imagination and your oven space....

  • Purim: Joy vs. Oblivion

    By Beit T'shuvah

    2 days ago

    By Rabbi Paul Steinberg

    “Rabbi,” they ask with concern and genuine curiosity, “there are synagogues, Chabad houses, and rabbis that are enticing our young people to come to Purim events with the appeal of alcohol and drinking.”  I listen with anxiety, anger, and a bit of desire....

  • Machatzit HaShekel – Remembering the other half

    By Deena F. Greenberg

    3 days ago

    Purim is a celebration with something for everyone – an exciting story with  the reading of the Megilla , mishloach manot , or the exchanging of delicacies to friends and neighbors, the festive Purim seudah (meal) with plenty of food and wine, costumes and laughter.  But there’s...

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  • Haman Nashen

    By Deena F. Greenberg

    6 days ago

    Hamantashen are filled pastries traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim. There are  different theories as to why we eat them on this holiday.  Most likely, it is because a popular German pastry filled with poppyseed was called "mohntashen," or "poppyseed pockets," and...

  • Are there limits to humor?

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    6 days ago

    Scandals involving rabbis or celebrities, a massively destructive Web hack, Ebola, Middle East unrest, growing anti-Semitism in Europe, even ISIS — when it comes to brainstorming for Purim content, today’s Jews see every strange or terrifying story as comedic potential. In...

  • Torah portion: Blessings in disguise

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    1 week ago

    My mother, z”l, measured her great success in the women’s clothing business by the number of women who liked the clothes she chose for them. When I was young, my mother shared with me her “secret of success”: People have to feel comfortable in their clothes; they have to feel like...

  • Are there any miracles in the Books of Esther and Ruth?

    1 week ago

    While the Books of Ruth and Esther each focus on a heroine, they depict very different pictures of Jewish life. The Book of Ruth is a vignette of the Land of Israel a few hundred years after the Exodus. The Book of Esther is a broad canvas depicting the Jewish people in exile and a...

  • Purim recipe: ‘Pop Tart’ Hamantashen

    2 weeks ago

    This recipe originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch!

    Ingredients:

    • 2 T ground flax seed combined with 6 T water (you can also use two eggs instead but it will not be vegan)
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 1 t vanilla extract
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 2 t baking powder
    • 2 1/2 cups flour...
  • Purim recipe: Taco Hamantaschen

    3 weeks ago

    This recipe originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch!

    Taco Hamantaschen (meatless dairy tacos) for Purim!

    Ingredients:

    • 1 12 oz. package of Mexican Style Veggie Crumbles (Lightlife Smart Ground)
    • Frozen ravioli dough pre-cut into circles, defrosted (or wonton wrappers...
  • Letters to the editor: Purim alert, Limmud and more

    3 weeks ago

    Purim Alert: Send Us Your Funny Headlines!

    Every year, the Jewish Journal’s Purim issue features a tabloid-style gloss cover with fake headlines that shock, upset and sometimes even entertain our readers. This year, we’d like to invite you to contribute one or two of your best...

  • Purim recipe: Funfetti cheesecake hamantashen

    3 weeks ago

    This post originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch!

    Funfetti cheescake hamantashen for Purim

    Servings: about 20 hamantashen

    Ingredients:

    • 2 eggs
    • 1 t vanilla
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 2 t baking powder
    • 2 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/2 cup sprinkles
    • 1 cup...
  • The dynamic world of Yavneh’s Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

    By Avishay Artsy

    February 4, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    On a late December night in Pico-Robertson, about 30 people crammed into the back tasting room of The Cask. Employees of the liquor store poured kosher wine and glasses of whisky, as a man in a suit and yarmulke addressed the crowd.

    L’chaim, everybody, l’chaim,” Rabbi Shlomo...

  • Things Are Not Always As They Appear

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    October 29, 2014 | 8:27 am

    As we approach Halloween, the non-Jewish (as opposed to Purim) holiday of masks and costumes, perhaps now is a good time to reflect on the truism that things are not always as they first appear to be.

    I was reminded of this last week, at lunchtime. As I approached the local...

  • The Purim Bar Mitzvah

    March 26, 2014 | 11:24 am

    An extraordinary event, perhaps transformational, occurred here in Malibu California during Purim.   Before I tell you more, let me provide a personal context.

    It may seem paradoxical, but although I am a FFB (frum from birth), my first natural reaction is to be  a skeptic. Frum...

  • Hollywood in Israel, the Jerusalem Marathon, Spiderman and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 24, 2014 | 9:10 am

    Alona Tal continues her climb to the top

    Israeli actress Alona Tal, who is one of the most successful Israelis in Hollywood, is joining a new US television production directed by Marc Forster, who was in charge of  World War Z and James Bond film Quantum of Solace. The Amazon...

  • Helping the poor on Purim

    By Ryan Torok

    March 19, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    It was Purim, and the people of Skid Row were rushing Shari and Maya Rosenman’s minivan at Seventh Street and Gladys Avenue.

    Maya Rosenman, a student at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts who was home on spring break, scrambled to provide bags full of supplies to the...

  • Purim story: No Yeshiva Deferments

    March 19, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    The funhouse sideshow of Charedi life in Israel and in the New York area bursts forth every Purim, as the ultra-Orthodox transform themselves into fez-wearing Turks, medieval noblemen and so on.

    We enjoy the easing of cultural barriers in the humor and evincing of a shared...

  • Bar Refaeli’s Purim costume: Fashionable Tiger

    March 18, 2014 | 10:31 am

    And the runner up to our celebrity Purim costume contest is…Bar Refaeli. We love that the Israeli supermodel chose adorable over sexy with this “stylish tiger” outfit.

    How does one imbue a tiger with style, you ask? Three words: Yellow Chanel bag. Here it is, straight from her Instagram.

  • Channeling Purim’s Esther, Jewish women fast for immigration reform

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    While many devout Jews across the United States and elsewhere observed the pre-Purim tradition of fasting on Thursday, March 13, more than 200 Jewish women and men are going without food today for a different cause: immigration reform.

    This year, members and supporters of the...

  • Happy Purim!

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 12, 2014 | 1:52 pm

  • Shabbat libations cause for concern

    March 12, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    When a group of men can be so drunk that one of them knocks over a toddler into the middle of a busy street and falls flat on his face, it’s time to reassess the impact excessive alcohol consumption is having on our communities. 

    Every year, in preparation for the Purim holiday,...

  • 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,...

  • Still hungry

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 12, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    I’ve been celebrating Purim ever since I was a little kid, screaming “Boo, Haman” at the top of my lungs at the annual megillah reading, but it wasn’t until a few years ago, while working at The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles on the “Fed Up With Hunger” campaign, that I learned...

  • Celebrate Queen Esther with chocolate

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 12, 2014 | 11:50 am

    Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim tale, was quite a woman. Not only did she outwit the evil Haman and save the entire Jewish population of Persia, she did it all as a vegetarian. According to tradition, when she moved into the palace, she became quite a party girl but limited...

  • Purim: There’s something about Esther

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    March 12, 2014 | 11:45 am

    If I were assigned the task of writing a biblical-style script for a play or a movie, the Book of Esther is the last place I would turn for inspiration. The word “biblical” conjures up images of God, prophets, dreams, visions and supernatural miracles — all of which are strikingly...

  • Spiced Nut and Cheese Hamantashen - Gluten Free Option [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

    I think I might have created the best Hamantashen ever. Really.

    Basically these hamantashen are like a cheese and prune danish meets a nutty cinnamon rugelach

    Hamantashen cookies are so often not “wowers.” Plain dough filled with jam shaped in a triangle to mimic the...

  • Battle over Purim children’s book with two dads

    March 7, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    The line between respecting diverse religious beliefs and violating the rights and dignity of gays and lesbians is at the center of a debate between gay advocates and the PJ Library over a children’s picture book featuring a family with two fathers.

    “The Purim Superhero,” by...

  • On Purim, answering to a higher grogger

    March 7, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    On Purim, can we really blot out the memory of an evil like Haman, who threatened our very existence, with a noisemaker?

    When in a popular Purim song we sing “Hava narishah-rash, rash, rash,” “Wind your noisemakers,” all that “rashing” does momentarily make the darkness go away....

  • The Joy in Special Needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 27, 2014 | 10:18 pm

    I’m writing this blog post with the strains of “Hava Nagila” coming from the TV where my son Danny is about to watch his fourth viewing of the eponymous film, an uplifting, entertaining documentary about how the song orginated, it's international history, and why we all love to...

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