Purim costumes, recipes, movies, art and more
Read on to explore the meaning behind Purim and some modern day reflections on an ancient holiday. Gain insights into Esther’s role in Purim and how lessons transend time. Moment also offers some tips to make your Purim more festive.
Lessons from Purim and Beyond
“So, Are Jews a Race?”
Regardless of how they define “their people,” the Bible’s Esther and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky are both heroes who unexpectedly “stepped up” to save their people.
What A Holiday of Masks Teaches Us About Visibility
In a modern era of opaque government, sneaky decrees and increasing incitement threatening both Jewish and transgender identities, explore how the 2,500-year old Purim story of revelation and redemption feels more relevant than ever.
Purim: The Jewish Halloween
As Purim approaches, so does the opportunity to impress your friends with the wittiness and originality of your costume.
Click here for some last-minute costume ideas inspired by news about Jews.
What to Watch
Queen Esther Goes to Hollywood
The Megillah in the movies? Read Moment‘s recommendations about which films to watch, who does it right and who doesn’t!
Esther Before Ahasuerus by Artemesia Gentileschi
Painted nearly four hundred years ago, Esther Before Ahasuerus captures the unique genius of Artemesia Gentileschi, recognized as the finest female artist of the 17th century. Find out why Gentileschi describes herself as “the spirit of Caesar in the soul of a woman” and what makes this depiction of the Megillah so enthralling.
Talk of the Table
A Persian-Flavored Purim
This year for Purim, which begins on the evening of March 6, why not celebrate with a dish that evokes the setting of the Megillah (the story of Queen Esther) in ancient Persia?
Get in the spirit, grab a noisemaker, organize your ingredients, don an apron, and the costume of your choice and let Purim begin!