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By adamg - 3/9/20 - 10:16 am

Young Israel of Brookline announced yesterday that it's canceled tonight's Purim festivities - which would have included a children's parade and communal meal - "based on the advice of medical professionals and due to an abundance of caution." Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/17 - 10:07 am

Add hamentashen to the list of things Boston does differently than the rest of the country. Seth Gitell explains why the Purim pastries are different here and tells you where to get them (including one outlet in, gasp, New York).

By adamg - 3/6/09 - 9:31 am

The Tech reports on what was no doubt an epic battle of wits at MIT the other night:

... Leighton arranged two 9" by 10" triangular pastries into a 90 square inch rectangle, shifted them diagonally, and sliced off the protruding two trangular corners to form two new baby hamentashen.

If hamentashen can keep growing and reproducing, he said, their exponential growth could solve world hunger! Of course, you can't do the same with round latkes. "Latkes don't have sex," he said. "They are shredded potatoes!" ...

By Keshet18 - 2/23/09 - 11:01 am

It’s time for everyone’s favorite Jewish drag holiday - PURIM! Embrace your inner fashion designer and create a fabulous costume. (Then join us at the Gragger Purim Party on March 21 to show off your new costume!)

Thursday, March 5, 7 - 9 pm
Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA

RSVP by March 4 to Elyssa at [email protected] or 617-524-9227.

By adamg - 3/22/08 - 10:41 am

Purim or anime:

I said to the young man, "I'm terribly sorry...I didn't mean to start a war here...I don't want to go to work, with one black eye and limping into my cubicle, and have my boss ask me, 'What the hell happened to you?' and me telling her, 'I just was asking a simple question - Purim or Anime?'"

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