purim readings

by anzya

If you’d like to accompany the fancy dressing up and eating of baked goods with some reading this Purim, here are some places to start:

There’s a great article up on jewschool today which talks about using the story of Purim to raise awareness about domestic violence in the Jewish community. It also has some good links to resources and articles on this, as well as resources which give a feminist perspective of Purim.

One excellent article I read a few years back traces a feminist history of the delicious hamentaschen. It’s called From Prehistoric Cave Art to Your Cookie Pan: Tracing the Hamentacsh Herstory and is available from Lilith.

Finally, something I was reminded of this morning (though I realise besides the silly spirit of it, it really hasn’t much to do with Purim..)