Purim Vocabulary

Purim Vocabulary

פור (Purim) - “The Festival of Lots”

תחפושת (Tachposet) - Hebrew word for costume; people often dress up in costumes on Purim

אזני המן (Ozney Haman) - Hamantashen cookies (lit: Haman’s ears), triangle-shaped cookies typically filled with fruit. They are named after the antagonist in the Book of Esther, Haman. Click here to learn more about the cookies!

מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (mishlo'ach manot) - Gifts of food on Purim (lit: sending portions)