Purim Stories

A selection of exciting Purim stories for children. Stories about the traditional holiday of Purim as well as various "Purims" that have sprung up throughout our long history.

The Purim Story
Meet the Purim characters through the medium of verse and rhyme. The Purim story for children...
Shushan Chronicles - Part 1
Part 1
The story of Purim as it is recounted based on Midrashic and other sources.
Shushan Chronicles - Part 2
Part 2
The story of Purim as it is recounted based on Midrashic and other sources.
The Cry of the Children
In the time of Purim there was a terrible decree to kill all the Jews….
A Purim Secret
After completing the circumcision, as he dipped his finger in the wine to place a drop in the baby’s mouth, the Chatam Sofer called out: “When wine goes in, secrets come out.” Seventy years were to pass before the significance of the great sage’s words would be revealed.
Purim Saddam
400 apartments housing 1,200 people were destroyed or damaged. Tel Aviv hospitals were prepared to handle mass casualties
Purim Of The Curtains
"Purim of the Curtains" used to be celebrated in the middle of the winter, on the twenty-second of Tevet, two months before our regular Purim…
The Shpoler Zeide’s Purim Play
"I’ll make you a deal," said the Rebbe. "I know a certain girl who is soon to get married and she still needs 300 rubles."
The Gragger
Suddenly, there was an awful noise. The name of Haman had been read, and little Yaakov was swinging his gragger with all his might. Everyone became very frightened. One man wanted to take the gragger away from him...
In an Instant
In the course of the investigation, the king discovered that he was a descendant of Haman, the son of Hamdatha the chief minister of King Ahasuerus in Shushan, the capital of ancient Persia and Medea...
The Purim Song
Suddenly, the rebbe gave an order to turn around and stop at the inn. His students were surprised. What could they possibly do in the company of drunken peasants?
The Other Purims
Introduction
Purim, as we all know, is the joyous festival celebrated each year on the 14th of Adar, commemorating the miraculous salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot. But the Jewish calendar contains numerous other "Purims" as well. Here are some of their stories...
Purim Hebron
A new pasha came into power as ruler over Hebron, and he was a Jew-hater. He lost no time in introducing new edicts against the Jewish community . . .
Purim Fossano
The spring of 1796 was a time of unrest and war. France was in the throes of its revolution, and Italy was the scene of battle between French and Austrian armies...
Purim Yemen
The young prince was as wise as he was handsome. When he rode on his white Arab steed, he looked lovelier than any Arab prince in the world…
Purim Vincent
Vincent Fettmilch rose to his feet and arrogantly informed the city council that he and the baker's guild would not take part in the coronation until their demands were satisfied. The council meeting was thrown into an uproar...
Purim Saragossa
Suddenly an old, gray-bearded, stately man appeared before him, saying: "Arise! Waste no time. Hurry to the synagogue and quickly put the Sifrei Torah inside their cases. But say not a word to anyone!"