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6 Hilarious Videos To Watch For Purim

Purim is coming up this Saturday, and we found the perfect six videos for you to watch in celebration. You know, in between digging through your closet for a last minute D.I.Y costume and shoving endless hamantaschen into your mouth.

“Esther’s a Jew” by Erez Cohen

Esther, JSwipe and a well-produced spin on Ellie King’s delightfully catchy hit “Ex’s and Oh’s”? Yes please.

People who aren’t Jewish try to explain Purim.

It includes props, a lot of alcohol and comparing Haman to Lord Voldemort.

The Maccabeats do Purim.

Because how could we do any sort of Jewish song parody list without The Maccabeats? This one’s set to Pink’s “Raise Your Glass.”

The clergy of Ansche Chesed, a synagogue in New York City, debate the best way to tell the story of Purim.

This one involves a “Seinfeld” parody, pussy hats and a very clingy Vladimir Putin.

This Israeli man dressed up as Aladdin and rode his magic carpet all the way to a Purim party.

A whole new world indeed.

התחפושת המנצחת לשנת 2016

לא יודע אם תאמינו לי, אבל ראיתי עכשיו את אלאדין עובר באדום על השטיח באלנבי…Aviad Rosenfeld(y) פשפשוק

Posted by ‎פשפשוק‎ on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

French drag queens tell the story of Purim.

It’s set to Britney Spears’ “Oops, I Did It Again,” complete with the trademark schoolgirl uniform.

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at or on Twitter at @theakglassman.




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