Related Blog Posts on Purim

When the Queen Says No

Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz
March 4, 2022
I had been wanting to write about Queen Vashti for a while. A big part of my rabbinate and my writing focuses on uplifting the stories of women in the biblical narrative, especially those who do not get enough attention.

Book of Esther: A Poem

Stacey Zisook Robinson, z"l
March 12, 2019

Reform Jewish poet Stacey Z. Robinson wrote this original poem for Purim, painting a much different picture of Esther than we knew as children.

On Purim, Let's Get Vulnerable - Whether or Not We Get Drunk

Caroline Dorn
March 4, 2019
As we prepare to celebrate Purim, a festival of merriment and joy, many Jews will be celebrating by reading from the M’gillah (Book of Esther), wearing costumes, giving gifts, and enjoying festive food and drink together. In fact, we are commanded to eat and drink until we “can no longer distinguish between cursed is Haman and blessed is Mordecai."