Celebrating Purim on Campus

From Chagigas to Simcha Deliveries, Students Spread Holiday Spirit Whether they were dancing at festive chagigot [parties] or delivering mishloach manot [Purim goodie baskets] in costume at local nursing homes and hospitals, Yeshiva University students marked the Purim holiday with a mix of fun, vibrant campus celebrations and acts of kindness that embodied the spirit of the day. Here’s […]

Politics in the Book of Esther

Takeaways From the Historical and Political Context of the Classic Purim Story The Book of Esther stands out from the Biblical canon in one important way: the name of God isn’t mentioned anywhere in the sefer. This is understood by many commentators as a hint at God’s behind-the-scenes role in the miracles of the Purim holiday. But […]

Students Ship Mishloach Manot and Support to Ukraine

Yeshiva University Students Pack Mishloach Manot for Kharkov’s Jewish Community  After spending their winter break volunteering in Ukraine’s Jewish community, a group of Yeshiva University students decided to send their support and some Purim cheer to their friends in the troubled region. On Tuesday, March 11, students packed dozens of mishloach manot packages to ship […]