Purim 2024/5784

Purim begins Saturday night! As this year’s hamantaschen are yet to be baked, the ones shown here are last year’s…but in the spirit of the holiday, they’re in disguise as 2024/5784 hamantaschen. (I did enjoy a delicious Nutella-filled one from Tatte last weekend, but it sadly — or happily for my taste buds — did not last long enough to be photographed.)

Want to learn more about this holiday that’s equal parts silliness and celebration of survival? See the Holidays -- Purim tag on the Guide/Reviews database.

Shoshana Flax

Shoshana Flax, associate editor of The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MFA in writing for children from Simmons University. She has served on the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and Sydney Taylor Book Award committees.

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