The “Purim Spies and Disguises” article providessome of the background to the
tradition of masquerading, one of the best-loved customs associated with Purim, as well as
ideas for creating Purim costumes and masquerades. In
this lesson, students will explore how the tradition of masquerading fits in with theoverall theme of Purim: the
story in Megillat Esther is an inversion of the natural and the expected.
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