Judaism 101

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What is Purim?

From the parties to the reading of the Megillah to the piles and piles of Hamentashen, Purim is easily the most fun holiday in the Jewish calendar. This video talks about all of the great traditions!

The Purim Story

By The Hebrew Mamita and Michelle Citrin

Sometimes, someone has to take a stand to set things right. Sometimes…that someone…is YOU. Meet Esther, the young woman at the middle of the famous Purim story. Follow her as she gets swept up into history, leaving her jump rope, her people, and her cheering section behind…maybe.

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Purim Source Sheet

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Purim Lesson Guide

The Purim Megillah: For Kids!

Learn the basics of the Purim Megillah in this fun short video lesson about the Jewish holiday scroll that tells the story of Esther, Mordechai and Haman.

Make your own Purim Gragger (or Grogger? Grager?!)

Learn to make your own Purim noisemaker, or gragger with stuff you can find around the house. On Purim it’s a mitzvah (commandment) to hear the megillah, or Book of Esther, read and each time we hear the name of the villain, Haman, we blot out his name with stomping, booing or using a grogger! This is a quick and funny little video to help you make your own.

12 Purim Basket Hacks: Creative Mishloach Manot

Here’s a few creative mishloach manot, or Purim baskets, that you can make if you really want to impress your friends. Have fun!

Chag Purim (Hava Narisha RASH RASH RASH)

Hava Narisha RASH RASH RASH! Learn the joyful Purim song that kids love.

Note that people sing it two ways – Chag gadol l’yeladim, as Liron performs it  here (a big day for children) or Chag gadol L’Yehudim (A big day for the Jewish people) – both are great but since this is a website for all kinds of families we went with children! Sing it however YOU like.

The lyrics mean

Purim time
Purim time
A big festival for the children

Masks, noisemakers
songs and dances.

Let’s make noise – “rash rash rash”
Let’s make noise – “rash rash rash”
Let’s make noise- “rash rash rash”
With our noisemakers.

Purim time
Purim time
we send gifts to one another

Treats, sweets
and other nice things.

Mishenichnas Adar – Learn the words to the Purim song

Learn the words to Mishenichnas Adar – a song we sing during ADAR – the happiest month of the Jewish calendar.

The lyrics mean
“When Adar comes in, we increase our joy!”

It’s a popular song to sing during Adar, of course, but also around Purim time…happy Purim!

Lakova sheli shalosh pinot

Learn the words to Lakova Sheli – a song we sing for Purim.

The lyrics mean
My hat has three corners, and if it didn’t have three corners it wouldn’t be my hat.

Think of it like a Jewish B-I-N-G-O song. Happy Purim!

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