More Purim Resources
Righting a World Turned Upside Down
Purim 2020 was the last in-person event celebrated by many Jewish communities around the country before the COVID-19 shutdown. Little did we understand that the essential psychological principle of Purim of hafichut – the reversibility of our world – would come to mean something even more profound than what we had come to expect.
Amalek: Out There, or In Here? A Text Study for Shabbat Zakhor
On the Shabbat before Purim, we read the commandment to “wipe out the memory of Amalek…do not forget!” But is Amalek an external enemy — or something inside us and our society?
Purim: The Danger of a Single Story
Purim teaches the dangers of accepting a single, simplistic story about others. As we uncover our own complicated selves this holiday, let us be willing to open to the complicated and nuanced stories around us.
Four Lessons We Learn From Purim
Rabbi Elliott Tepperman shares four lessons for today that we can draw from the holiday of Purim.
Remembering and "Blotting Out" Amalek
The Torah commands us to “wipe out the memory of Amalek…do not forget!” (Deut. 25) But is Amalek an external enemy—or something inside us?
The Torah commands us to “wipe out the memory of Amalek…do not forget!” (Deut. 25) What exactly does “Amalek” represent, and what might it mean to remember (or blot out) that memory?
She Said No!
This song, based on the Book of Esther, praises Vashti and Esther for their challenges to the king.