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How well do you know the Jewish holiday Purim?

  With Purim coming up, we asked members of the University community what they knew about the holiday and why it may not be as well-known as others. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh

MEOR leads hamantaschen baking, talks in women’s empowerment at annual “Shake and Bake”

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 A group of 12 girls gathered Tuesday night for MEOR’s annual “Shake and Bake,” ready to create all different kinds of hamantaschen during this pre-Purim women-only event. MEOR Assistant Director Devora Jaye created the event five years ago in the hopes of hosting a more unique experience. ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we dress up on Purim? Where did this tradition come from?

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh It all started one year after someone celebrated a little too hard and didn’t want anyone to know who he is, was and what he did… Okay the story of Purim, Cliff notes style: Characters listed in book Mordechai, Esther, Haman, Achashverosh, Vashti, Charvonah, Bigsan and Seresh. These individuals ...

Students view Halloween as more social than religiously-rooted Purim

By Max Breene For the Mitzpeh @maxbreene18 This Halloween, you can expect to see plenty of students roaming the streets dressed in costume, celebrating the famous “trick or treating” festival. But for many Jewish students on campus, Halloween is not the only time to dress up in character. Judaism celebrates the story of the Book of Esther ...

JLIC Purim shtick video competition draws crowd to Hillel post-megillah reading

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58   After a Megillah reading and a break fast for the Fast of Esther, members of this university’s Jewish community crowded Maryland Hillel to vote on their favorite Purim shtick videos at Purim Night Live: Digital Shorts Competition last Wednesday. The March 23 event included the ...

Purim vs. Halloween: Religious significance creates different meaning for Jewish holiday

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Everyone looks to a holiday as a little escape and break from their everyday lives. Whether it’s for religious or traditional reasons, holidays bring excitement and fun to our typical schedules. This month, the Jews celebrated Purim. Every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month Adar, the Jewish ...

“Beauty is Power” – Feminism in the Megillah

by Michele Amira Staff writer @nicejewishswag   Esther is the Beyoncé of the Megillah — the Queen B of the Talmud. If she were around today, Kanye West would appear demanding that she win the whole Megillah. But Esther isn’t the only superhero in the Talmud. Although the previous queen, Vashti, has been cast away — both by ...