'Those who put up the dolls are suspected of inciting violence'

State attorney approves police investigation on suspicions that dolls put up on Purim incite violence against haredi soldiers.Haim Lev, 3/17/2017, 8:31 AM

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to speak in Psagot?

Purim ad claiming that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will speak in Binyamin town this Shabbat causes uproar on social media.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2017, 10:43 PM

Israeli man hospitalized in firecracker accident

20-year old Israeli man in moderate condition after firecracker blows up near his face during Purim holiday.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2017, 2:09 PM

Fresh wave of bomb threats target Jewish centers during Purim

Jewish community centers across US, Canada evacuated during Purim holiday amid fresh spate of bomb threats.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2017, 9:06 AM

Iranian Speaker: Netanyahu doesn't know history

Iranian Parliament Speaker rejects Netanyahu comparison between contemporary Iran and ancient Persians.Ben Ariel, 3/13/2017, 5:45 AM

Photos: Purim celebration in Australia

Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Colleges in Melbourne held festive Purim celebrations which begun at the start of Adar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2017, 12:08 AM

Iranian Foreign Minister: Netanyahu distorting the Torah

Netanyahu said before a reading of the Book of Esther that the Islamic Republic, as ancient Persia, is trying to destroy the Jewish people.Ernie Singer, 3/12/2017, 10:51 PM

Arutz Sheva costume competition

See what A7 readers are dressing up as this Purim! Have a photo-worthy costume of your own? Send us the pictures and join the A7 raffle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2017, 10:42 PM

Watch: Trump float stars at Israeli Purim parade

A giant float of US President Donald Trump featured at the Purim parade in Holon, near Tel Aviv., 3/12/2017, 10:00 PM

He read Megilla, got drunk, and started attacking people

Police arrest Beit Shemesh man after he gets drunk, starts attacking people.Ido Ben Porat, 3/12/2017, 6:14 PM

Watch: Amsterdam Purim celebration in 1946

Footage of Post-War Purim celebration in Children's Home of Yehoshua and Hennie Birnbaum in Amsterdam, Holland., 3/12/2017, 5:39 PM

Rivlin: Go and protect Israel

President gives IDF soldiers Mishloach Manot, says female soldiers integral to defense of nation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2017, 5:27 PM

Watch: Purim celebrations in Hevron and throughout the country

Thousands of Israelis participate in traditional Purim celebrations and festivities across country. Megillah reading in Jerusalem tonight,Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2017, 4:15 PM

President Trump visits Gush Etzion?

'Donald Trump' arrives for Megilla reading in Gush Etzion town of Oz Vegaon, says he supports sovereignty, will move embassy to Oz Vegaon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2017, 10:49 AM

Happy Purim! Send us your Purim costume pictures!

Join Arutz Sheva readers from Israel and abroad and share your colourful celebration of this special holidayArutz Sheva, 3/12/2017, 2:34 AM

Netanyahu: Persia is trying to eliminate us today, too

Netanyahu participates in Megilla reading, says Persia's heirs will fall as their forefathers did.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2017, 10:44 PM

Trudeau wishes Jews a happy Purim

In pre-Purim statement, Trudeau denounces recent anti-Semitism and intolerance and wishes Jews a happy Purim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2017, 7:20 PM

Purim - a time for charity for those in need

Letter From Rav Chaim Kanievsky Regarding Matanot L'Evyonim Must Be Seen To Be BelievedKupat Ha'Ir, 3/10/2017, 4:08 PM

Yeshiva students ordered to report for draft - on Purim

Haredi yeshiva students say Defense Ministry has ordered them to show up at induction centers during the Purim holiday.David Rosenberg, 3/10/2017, 10:01 AM

Finished eating? You may be feeding the needy

Ever ask 'Where does all the food from events go? What a waste!'? Leket Israel asked, and decided to act.Yoni Kempinski, 3/9/2017, 8:14 PM

'Russia and Israel are partners in war on Islamic terror'

Putin wishes Israel a happy Purim during meeting with Netanyahu, Israeli PM calls Russia a 'partner' in fighting radical Islam.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2017, 4:07 PM

Purim readings aim to bridge Israel’s religious-secular divide

Over 400 'neutral' locations across Israel to have Megillah readings on Purim for both religious and secular Israelis.JTA, 3/9/2017, 3:41 PM

Purim: A time to reflect on hidden Jews

Esther and the Jews of both past and present hide their Jewish identity. Why?JWG, 3/9/2017, 3:26 PM

Watch: When the coach brings a Purim surprise

Paamonim believes that poor families need guidance and coaching more than grants of money. Purim, however, is the time to make an exception.Yoni Kempinski, 3/9/2017, 1:24 PM

Today: Fast of Esther

The Fast commemorates the one held by our forefathers in the times of Mordechai and Esther.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2017, 11:05 AM

Multiple sclerosis patients pack 1450 'mishloach manot'

1450 'mishloach manot' packages will be delivered to children in schools in Migdal Haemek in northern Israel for the Purim holiday.Uzi Baruch, 3/9/2017, 10:33 AM

US Jews send Mishloach Manot to IDF soldiers

Zionist Organization of America Brooklyn Region, Emunah, Mizrachi and Young Israel to distribute 9,000 Purim baskets to Israeli soldiers.Arutz Sheva, 3/7/2017, 10:49 PM

Bnei Brak rabbis: No toy explosives this Purim

In rare move, haredi rabbis tell followers to report other haredim to police.Michal Levi, 3/4/2017, 8:44 PM

Stringent haredi group: No soldier or police costumes on Purim

Eida Haharedit group says IDF costumes caused 'wicked draft decree.'Michal Levi, 3/4/2017, 7:42 PM

Over 12,600 explosives found in Beitar Illit

Authorities confiscate explosives stash in Beitar Illit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2017, 9:39 AM

Hamas: Jews execute Palestinians as part of 'religious rituals'

Hamas newspaper claims Purim rituals involve murdering Palestinians, complete with rabbinic blessing.Dalit Halevi, 3/29/2016, 7:46 AM

In the spirit of Purim: French Jew dresses up as a jihadist

Jewish man walks into Paris synagogue dressed as a jihadist for Purim. Congregants took it with a smile - but not the police.Arutz Sheva North America, 3/25/2016, 11:45 PM

Purim celebrations to cause road closures Friday

Road closures and traffic jams expected in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Friday for Purim celebrationsShoshana Miskin, 3/24/2016, 11:05 PM

Don't forget to change your clocks tonight

Spring forward: Israel changes over to Daylight Savings Time, with clocks moving ahead one hour from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.Shoshana Miskin, 3/24/2016, 10:18 PM

IDF orphans and widows celebrate Purim together

The IDF Widows and Orphans Organization holds festive celebration in Tel Aviv for families living with a major loss.Shoshana Miskin, 3/24/2016, 10:08 PM

40 people saved in 'mitzvah tank miracle'

Chabad 'tank' goes up in flames during public reading of Megillat Esther for Purim, but miraculously all those inside escape unharmed.Hezki Baruch, 3/24/2016, 9:53 PM

Canadian PM on Purim: Stand against anti-Semitism

Justin Trudeau reiterates responsibility to fight anti-Semitism, expressions of hatred and discrimination, both in Canada and worldwide.Shoshana Miskin, 3/24/2016, 5:59 PM

Purim gifts from the First Couple

President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady Nechama make surprise visit to their neighbors to deliver mishlochei manot.Uzi Baruch, 3/24/2016, 12:21 PM

Watch: Reading Megillah at Yehoshua bin Nun's grave

Dozens gather at grave for Purim. 'He was first settler, first Israeli Chief of Staff. We are proud to follow in his path.'Orli Harari, 3/24/2016, 8:04 AM

'As we defeated Haman, we must defeat Ayatollah Khamenei'

Efrat chief rabbi speaks with Arutz Sheva about connection between Purim, nuclear Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2016, 4:53 PM

Watch: Purim meets Mission Impossible

In a fun take on the classic Purim songs, acapella group Kippalive releases 'Mission Purimpossible.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/23/2016, 8:55 AM

Giving more than candy on Purim

While some Jewish mothers worry about having too much food to use before Pesach, others are not so lucky.Promotional Content, 3/23/2016, 4:48 AM

Belgian rabbis ban Purim masks

In order to prevent more potential attacks, rabbis in Antwerp call to limit holiday festivities, as Purim events are canceled in Brussels.Ben Shaul, 3/22/2016, 9:56 PM

Watch: Families of terror victims emulate Queen Esther

Those who lost loved ones to Arab terror pray with public at Kotel on eve of fast of Esther, in a new call for salvation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2016, 4:15 PM

Purim: Turn Up The Heat!

Purim Makeover: From lifeless emotionless robotic feelings towards mitzvot to happiness and passion for Hashem and the Torah.R' Shmuel Morgenbessor, 3/22/2016, 3:48 PM

Female MK blasts Bnei Brak chief rabbi: Don’t hide Queen Esther

MK Svetlova criticizes Bnei Brak Chief Rabbi for posting public banners requesting girls not congregate in the streets during Purim.Chaim Lev, Shoshana Miskin, 3/21/2016, 11:22 AM

How haredi kids are dealing with terror on Purim

First-responder medic costumes are in highest demand in haredi areas, as children dress up as 'superheroes' saving victims' lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2016, 7:53 PM

Kiryat Arba presents the world's biggest grogger

Students in ancient city 'raise the flag of faith' in times of terror, constructing a massive Purim noisemaker to 'erase Amalek.'Shimon Cohen, 3/18/2016, 2:26 PM

American Jews send Purim joy to IDF soldiers

ZOA gears up for Mishloach Manot campaign, replete with hand-written letters of thanks from Jewish schoolchildren in the US.Fern Sidman, 3/17/2016, 4:48 PM

Hamas Cell Planned Terror Attack on Purim

Shin Bet, IDF, police bust cell planning attack in the Jerusalem area.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin, 4/14/2015, 11:31 AM

Watch: Arab Purim 'Pogrom' on Ancient Jerusalem Cemetery

Headstones trashed at Mount of Olives cemetery; councilman King blames govt. for not letting police stop Arabs from desecrating graves.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 6:59 PM

Arab Attackers Attempt to Stab Man in Jerusalem with Screwdriver

Attackers sneak up on Jerusalem man from behind as he and his wife walk home on Purim; victim notes lack of security in the capital.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 3/8/2015, 2:57 PM

Jews Dress Up as Arabs to Enter Temple Mount

On Purim, Jewish worshippers dress up as Arabs in order to get around restrictions on Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/6/2015, 8:43 PM

Netanyahu: Unlike Megillah Days, Jews Can Defend Themselves Now

Prime Minister, at megillah reading, said he was thankful to Israelis and world Jewry 'for their support of my speeches in Washington.'Yaakov Levi , 3/5/2015, 9:03 PM

IDF's Purim 2015 Clip

Soldiers breakdance, beatbox and wear costumes in this unique short clip produced by the IDF.Arutz Sheva, 3/5/2015, 9:00 PM

Iranian Commander Killed in Syrian Battle

Iran's Purim streak continues after Khamenei hospitalization, as colonel is killed by Syrian rebel fire in Daraa.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2015, 12:53 PM

'No Better Place to Read Megillat Esther than Joshua's Tomb'

Residents and regional council officials gathered Thursday at Joshua's Tomb in Samaria for eight-year tradition of reading Book of Esther.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 3/5/2015, 11:50 AM