Purim is one of the holidays that can easily be oversimplified as "The Jewish Halloween." Learn more about this traditional holiday by studying the Jewish texts and customs using the resources below. Featuring Queen Esther as the hero and catalyst for the Jewish salvation, this story has special significance to many Jewish women.
Most books will be on the shelf at BM 695 P8
For purimshpiels and plays search under: PURIM DRAMA
For the Scroll of Esther You'll find texts at BS 1371-1374
COMMENTARIES can be found at BS 1375
ESTHER (QUEEN) books 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 lluminated Scrolls of Esther.
Search for PURIM MUSIC in the catalog to locate recording of songs for your Purim party, musical scores, and various "shironim."
Explore our collection of Jewish cook books that include both traditional and modern holiday recipes.
Includes a resource guide for social action, a collection of purim-shpiels, and parent/teacher resources.
Images from Megillot in the HUC-JIR Library Collection
Megillah text and commentaries, kid section.
This site contains articles in the areas of the basics, food, traditions and rituals, and history.