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)


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

Selected Websites

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

Purim : a holiday of reversals / MyJewishLearning.com
Includes articles on the story of Purim, drinking, assimilation, and more.

Judaism 101
This site give the story of Purim, its observances, and a recipe for hamentaschen

A Virtual Purim / Chabad.org
Megillah text and commentaries, kid section.

While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email  us.