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
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.
What to Watch
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
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!