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Purim Basics

How-to guide to take you through the holiday of Purim and its exciting customs and traditions.

Purim How-To Guide
Your Purim 2020 guide contains the story of Purim, and all you need to know about the 4 mitzvahs of Purim and the other observances of the day
This user-friendly wizard walks you through all of Purim’s traditions and customs.
What Is Purim?
The Persian empire extended over 127 lands, and all the Jews were its subjects . . . Thus starts the miraculous-yet-natural story of Purim . . .
What to Expect at a Purim Celebration
Of all Jewish holidays, this is the one when people let loose, dress up in silly costumes, and act in ways you’d never see them act during the rest of the year.
Happy Purim
Traditional Purim Greetings
When Jews meet each other on the joyous holiday of Purim, they greet each other with wishes of “happy Purim.”
15 Purim Facts Every Jew Should Know
The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring).
Children’s Guide
Abridged and Simplified Version of the Purim How-To
Special abridged and simplified version of the Purim How-To guide geared toward children. Includes overview of the four major Mitzvot of Purim.
Ten Ways You Can Help Alcoholics and Addicts Have a Happy Purim
Each year my wife and I host an alcohol-free Purim seudah (festive afternoon meal) in the heart of Jerusalem for Jewish alcoholics, addicts, and their families.