Purim Resources

Find books in the Library

For works on the holiday, do a browse subject search under: purim or purim customs
Most books will be on the shelf at BM 695 P8

For purimshpils and plays search under: purim drama

Scroll of Esther

For the Scroll of Esther You'll find texts at BS 1371-1374
Commentaries at BS 1375
Books on Esther (the Queen) are shelved in BS 580 E8 (also see books on Women in the Bible in BS 575)

Exhibit

The HUC library is home to many beautiful illuminated Scrolls of Esther.

 

Recommended websites

Purim

Explore Purim at Reform Judaism

Includes a resource guide for social action, a collection of purim-shpiels, and parent/teacher resources.

Illuminated Megillah Exhibit

Images from Megillot in the HUC-JIR Library Collection

Purim at Chabad

Megillah text and commentaries, kid section.

Purim at My Jewish Learning

This site contains articles in the areas of the basics, food, traditions and ritualsand history.