Purim is an important Jewish holiday and one the
favorite holidays for Jewish kids.
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Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th day of the
Hebrew month of Adar world wide and in Jerusalem on the 15th
day of Adar. Purim commemorates a time of great challenge
and fear for the Jewish population of Persia over 2300 years
ago and the miraculous events that transformed the dark
times into bright and hopeful days.
- Kri-at Megillah – gathering in synagogues for
the reading of Megillat Esther
- Matanot Laevyonim - giving charity to the
- Mishloach Manot - exchanging gifts of goodies with
relatives, friends, and neighbors
PURIM TRADITIONAL OBSERVANCES and COSTUMES
1. A Festive Meal
Carnivals and the Purim Shpiel (entertaining skits based
on the historical account of the Persian king, Mordechai,
Haman, and Queen Esther)
Eradicating the name of Haman. This is
- Stumping feet and making noise with graggers upon
the mention of Haman’s name.
- Haman Tashen (triangular pastries filled with
poppy seed – “mon” in Yiddish) are eaten to denote the
obliteration of Haman (the “mon” in the pasty represents
- Some people write the name “Haman” on the bottom of their
shoe, and obliterate the name with every step they take.
MazorBooks Purim Gift - Downloadable Coloring
Download coloring pages with King Acahsverosh, Queen
Vashti, Queen Esther, Mordechai, and more.
These pages (form the Purim in Picture and Words
interactive book for children) are copyrighted and are for
personal use only.
To purchase the full book, which includes the story of
Purim, descriptions of costumes, and traditions,
PURIM BOOKS FOR
chosen by the Persian King to be his wife, was
beautiful, but shy and modest. She is also
courageous and heroic, as she stands up to Evil
Haman, and saves her people.
(Queen Esther's Big Secret is based on the
story told in the Scroll of Esther)
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Pictures and Words
recounts in detail the extraordinary story of the
miraculous reversal of fortune of Persian Jewry in
the days of Xerxes I, the emperor who is more widely
known as King Achashverosh.
This informative coloring book, which is based on
the text of Megillat Esther (the Scroll of Esther),
also includes an overview of the main customs and
traditions associated with the celebration of the
Recommended for children between the ages of
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