Purim resources that can be adapted for your school's needs. Purim Sameach
- Hadar has a day of learning this year on Ta'anit Esther.
- Venahafoch hu: Surviving, Adapting, and Thriving Despite Covid-19
- The Megillah Project features dozens of video hot takes on Esther, Vashti and the gang.
- Alhatorah.org has a new annotated English translation of Esther, Rashbam's commentary and the Ho'il Moshe's commentary.
- Purim-related articles on MyJewishLearning include "Are Esther and Mordechai Buried in this Iranian Tomb?"
- 5 Fun Purim Projects from the JEP
- Rabotai, an a cappella group, has a Purim parody version of Girls Like You. And here are eight more Purim parodies.
- Pardes offers a Purim Holiday Companion, including topics such as “Vashti: Vixen or Victim?” and “How to Give, How to Receive--or Giving is Receiving.”
- The Lookstein Center features a Purim game that involves a meal with ancient Persian historical figures, called “A (Purim) Feast for the Mind.”
- Here’s a brief, fascinating history of the Purim shpiel, “the only genuine folk theater that has survived a thousand years of European culture, and in our day has morphed and flourished.” And this article surveys some of the different kinds of shpiels performed among American Jews. (Dozens of video shpiels can be found on YouTube.)
- Adar family activities and print outs from Beit Keren Tali
- A new ritual for Purim is the Esther/Vashti flag.
- Looking for mishloach manot ideas? Here’s food for inspiration on from MyJewishLearning and eye candy on Pinterest.
- A recent trend in Israel is to celebrate the holiday in a healthful, eco-friendly way.
- There are multiple sources and explanations for the popular custom of dressing up in costume on Purim. People look to Google searches to find trends in Purim costumes.
- Purim podcasts (Hadar), and three Purim games.
- "Why Read the Megillah Twice?" (Chabad.org)
- ART in Tanach
- Using Multiple Intelligence to Teach Megillat Esther
- Hebrew Scavenger Hunt through Megillat Esther
- Tracking Down Amalek, FBI Task Force
For High Schools: Discussion about Drinking
- Purim and Drinking, by Debbie Ackerman PhD
- Biblical and Rabbinical Positions on the Use and Abuse of Wine on Purim
- A Time for Spiritual Sobriety, The Rav on Purim by Dr. Moshe Sokolow, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration