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Four Parshiot

Four Parshiot

In the weeks surrounding Purim, four special Torah readings inspire the rest of the year.

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Fast of Esther

Fast of Esther

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The fast of the 13th of Adar is intended to hone the soul and galvanize Jewish strength for the challenges ahead.

Shushan Purim

Shushan Purim

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Are you a resident of a "walled city"? If so, you'll celebrate Purim on a different day than other Jews.

Reading the Megillah

Reading the Megillah

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The laws of reading the book of Esther twice on Purim.

Gifts to Friends and the Poor

Gifts to Friends and the Poor

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Giving food and money spurs feelings of camaraderie and unity among Jews. It's also a special mitzvah on Purim.

Gifts to the Poor

Gifts to the Poor

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In-depth laws for how to do Matanot La'evyonim correctly!

Laws of Mishloach Manot

Laws of Mishloach Manot

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In-depth laws for how to do the mitzvah correctly!

The Festive Purim Meal

The Festive Purim Meal

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Get out the silly string afor the wackiest time of the Jewish year. But don't forget the rules.

The Half-Shekel

The Half-Shekel

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In-depth laws for the mitzvah of commemorating Machatzit HaShekel.