Children love Purim. And so do adults. It just might be the most fun holiday in the whole Jewish calendar!
Here are just some of the reasons why Purim is a holiday favorite.
The Story: Who doesn’t love a good story? The story of Queen Esther’s bravery has drama, plot twists, and the thrill of good winning over evil.
Costumes: What child (or even a grown-up) doesn’t enjoy dressing in costume? This Jewish version of a costume holiday (like Halloween or Mardi Gras) is filled with a variety of colorful characters.
Entertainment: Purim is the time for children and adults to put on plays, talent shows and parades celebrating the story of Queen Esther.
Noise: Children love to make noise. Usually this gets them in trouble. But… on Purim children are encouraged to make as much noise as they can whenever they hear Haman’s name.
Food: Most Jewish holidays are celebrated with special foods and Purim is no exception. Hamantashen, everyone’s favorite Purim cookie, is a delicious way to remember the downfall of Haman.
Music: The songs of Purim often teach children about the holiday. tell the story of Purim, and give thanks.
Click on the albums and songs listed below to hear some of your favorite Purim music.
Purim Festival in Town Hall by Sidor Belarsky
Purim Party by Shimon & ilana Gewirtz
Songs for Tu Bishvat and Purim by Cantor William Wolfe
Akh Ze haYom Kiviti – Fate Onore Del Bel Purim Wal Viva Nostro Burino – Alabemos by Ramon Tasat
Ani Purim by Cantor Benjamin Maissner
Ani Purim by Judy Caplan Ginsberg
Chag Purim by Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray
Haynt Iz Purim by Marsha Benya
Lo Kol Yom Purim by Fran Avni
Purim by Ohel Moshe Children’s Chorus
Purim Lid by Marsha Benya
Purim By Der Seeda by Kandel’s Klezmer Orchestra
Purim iz der bester Yom Tov by Pesach Burstein
Purim Lied by Werdyger Children’s Chorus
The Purim Parade by Safam
A Gut Yontev Yidn by Lori Cahan-Simon
Wecome Purim Fun by Seymour Silbermintz