At its core, the Purim story is one of good versus evil. In ancient Persia, the king’s advisor Haman plots to exterminate the Jewish community. But the Jewish Queen Esther stands in his way and risks her life to expose his plans to the king. In Esther’s footsteps, we have a responsibility to stand up to injustice in our world today—to fight for women’s rights and human rights, speak truth to power, and stand with persecuted communities around the globe.
We hope these readings and resources will bring social justice to your Purim celebration, making for a meaningful and joyous holiday. We invite you to share them online and with your community!