Music, Activities to Celebrate Purim

Jewish Purim is celebrated Feb. 24-25 in 2013 (14 Adar in the Hebrew calendar).  Hebrews commemorate the courage of Queen Esther and Mordechai during the Persian exile. Here are activities, music, megillah readings from the tanakh and the Bible Book of Esther. Music plays a big part in many religious celebrations and Purim is no exception. Here's a cute Purim song from the Maccabeats. Enjoy klezmer (Perlman style!) and Jewish games with these links. Jews and gentiles alike can explore Purim and embrace the holiday more deeply. Don't forget your graggers! There are free printable crafts to make some from paper. Mazel Tov! Activities to Celebrate Queen Esther and Purim