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  • How Purim Differs from Halloween

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    February 27, 2013 | 7:00 am

    Since costumes are involved in both events, it’s understandable that people who don’t know much about Purim may think it’s like Halloween. So, with Purim happening last weekend, I thought I’d outline some of the ways in which they differ.

    First, while Halloween, or “All Hallows...

  • Passion of Pesach

    By Rabbi Michael Beals

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In my junior year at UC Berkeley, I brought an Egyptian co-resident from International House named Khalid to Purim services.

    This was my gesture toward international understanding and cultural appreciation between Muslim and Jew. What a disaster!

    As my co-religionists carryied on...