What is its origin? When did it begin? Why did many Jews scorn it – and is the underlying tale of love, murder and betrayal true?
Something borrowed, something Lent? The custom seems to have arisen in 13th century Italy, as masquerade festivities escalated into Shrove Tuesday
It has taken 2,400 years, but the Purim women’s roles are finally being reappraised, their heroic actions being seen as especially relevant at this point in time
Anyone planning to buy a Trump mask this year could face disappointment as they are selling out across Israel. But before the news goes to Trump’s head, he should know who’s set to outsell him next year