Purim-Themed Music Video Combines Cinematic, Jewish History

Revolutionary video uses the timelessness of the silent film era to convey Purim's deepest messages.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 3/7/2014, 8:48 AM

Ahead of Purim, Chief Rabbis Warn Against Firecrackers

Rabbis note the firecrackers are life-threatening and that the Torah forbids purposely endangering one's life.Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 5:18 PM

Laugh Mob Infects Jerusalem Light Train

In honor of the month of Adar and the holiday of Purim, laughter is spread on the light train. Only one person kept a straight face.Gil Ronen, 3/4/2014, 8:14 AM

New Pre-Purim Clip Celebrates Miracles

It's almost Purim. Enjoy "Miracles" - a new music clip brought to you by Gad Elbaz, Naftali Kalfa and Ari Lesser.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 2/25/2014, 8:46 PM

'Purim Firecrackers are Explosives'

Medical expert warns in Arutz Sheva interview that firecracker use ahead of the holiday can lead to burns, blindness.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 8:42 AM

Hareidi Activists: Say No to Soldier Costumes

Will hareidi boys no longer dress up as IDF soldiers? Activists argue that popular costumes ‘won’t bring joy’ this Purim.Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2014, 9:04 AM

NY Assemblyman Under Fire For 'Offensive' Purim Costume

New York state assemblyman comes under fire for "black basketball player” Purim costume. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/26/2013, 6:35 PM

Shas Parties in Jerusalem for Shushan Purim

The heads of the Shas faction partied in Jerusalem on Monday in honor of Shushan Purim., 2/26/2013, 9:18 AM

MKs Strook, Shaked Pull Purim Switcheroo

Bayit Yehudi MKs change into each other. There is a message there, too.Gil Ronen, 2/25/2013, 10:09 AM

Photo Essay: Purim Revelry in Hevron Ignores Muslim Riots

As Muslims rioted in Judea and Samaria, Jewish residents of Hevron celebrated Purim and invited soldiers to take part.Arutz Sheva, 2/24/2013, 9:45 PM

Dozens Celebrate Purim at Homesh

Dozens of people gathered at Homesh Saturday night to hear the reading of the Megilla (Scroll of Esther) on Purim eveningDavid Lev, 2/24/2013, 8:51 PM

IDF Officer Jailed for 'Harlem Shake' Video

Company commander receives 21 days, cameraman gets 14 days for video that "runs against IDF values."Gil Ronen, 2/24/2013, 5:22 PM

Reminder: Purim Safety Hazards for Children

Parents reminded not to let children play with firecrackers and make sure costumes are safe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2013, 6:44 AM

Photos: IDF Soldiers Receive Mishloach Manot

Several Jewish organizations teamed up in order to bring the joy of Purim to as many Israeli soldiers as possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2013, 4:01 AM

New Rock Band Fights Haman in Catchy Purim Song

A catchy bossanova beat tells the triumphant tale of Queen Esther and Mordechai. "Haman (Purim Song)" is not a cover, parody or kids song.Ben Bresky, 2/24/2013, 3:01 AM

Purim Kicks Off with Reading of Megillah

Not many know that the holiday of costumes and revelry is one of Judaism's most holy days.Gil Ronen and Rochel Sylvetsky, 2/23/2013, 7:33 PM

The Purim power of children

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Purim ‘Thank You’ for Hareidi, Bedouin Soldiers

Pro-unity group gives Purim gifts to hareidi, Bedouin soldiers. The goal: to boost those already ‘sharing the burden.’Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2013, 12:50 PM

Terror Victim’s Purim Message: Despair is Just a Mask

Terror attack survivor Asael Shabo, who lost his mother and three siblings, has a message of hope for Purim.Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2013, 10:18 AM

'Purim in Olam HaBa' to Host Concert, Parade

The Olam HaBa group hopes to bring 'The World to Come' down to our world to recharge your soul with the spirituality and joy of Purim.Ben Bresky, 2/20/2013, 8:30 AM

Yeshiva Brings Purim Story to Downtown Tel Aviv

Yeshiva students plan round-the-clock readings of the Book of Esther for Tel Aviv revelers.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2013, 3:45 AM

ZOA Brings Joy of Purim to Israeli Soldiers

With the holiday of Purim quickly approaching, the ZOA is, once again, distributing thousands of mishlochei manot to soldiers of the IDF. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/17/2013, 4:43 PM

Arutz Sheva Show Hosts Guest Star in Purim Music Video

Walter Bingham and Ben Bresky of Israel National Radio guest star in a wacky Purim video.INR Staff, 2/17/2013, 6:20 AM

Sometimes, Relief is a Queen Esther Costume

Leading relief organization, Meir Panim, enables Israel’s neediest children to celebrate with joy.Arutz Sheva, 2/7/2013, 9:40 PM

Groups to Package, Distribute, Mishloach Manot for Soldiers

With Purim coming up, organizations inside and outside of Israel are thinking of the soldiers of the IDFDavid Lev, 2/7/2013, 1:02 PM

Rabbi Pinto: Learn From Purim to Deal with Iran

Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto told followers on Tuesday the best way to deal with the Iranian threat is by learning from the story of Purim. Chana Ya'ar, 9/5/2012, 10:44 AM

Kharkov Boys Choir Surprises Crowd on Purim

A special surprise awaited the Jews of Kharkov on Purim: The Kharkov Boys Choir in a debut performance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2012, 5:22 AM

2,500 Attend Chabad's Ukraine Purim Bash

Besides Megilla reading, massive Purim celebration at Kharkov's central circus included lions, clowns and acrobats.Gil Ronen, 3/13/2012, 1:19 PM

Video: Purim Unites People of Israel

Arutz Sheva visited Ramat Beit Shemesh, southwest of Jerusalem, as traditional Purim “Mishlaoch Manot” gifts were distributed.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/11/2012, 12:42 PM

PurimKef Makes Hundreds of Children Happy

Over 900 people, many of whom are children with disabilities, attended Kav LaChayim's annual Purim party and show.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/9/2012, 1:30 PM

Photo Essay: Purim 5772

Purim, the holiday of Megillah reading, joy, song, dance, food, drink and costumes, as seen through the lenses of Flash 90.Arutz Sheva, 3/8/2012, 9:12 PM

Soldier Stabbed in Hevron

A terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier in the neck in Hevron before being shot and wounded; raid was to arrest terrorist released in Shalit dealGabe Kahn., 3/8/2012, 4:52 PM

Soldiers, Settlers Celebrate Purim at Joshua’s Tomb

A reading of the Book of Esther for soldiers and Yesha residents was held at Joshua's Tomb despite desecration by local ArabsGabe Kahn., 3/8/2012, 3:32 PM

Poll: 55% of Israelis Give 'Mishloach Manot'

A poll of Israelis on how they fulfill the Purim tradition of “mishloach manot” showed that most fulfill the traditionDavid Lev, 3/8/2012, 1:57 PM

Eight-Year-Old Seriously Injured by Toy Detonator

Eight-year-old Ron Moriaty from Tiberias was seriously injured by a toy detonator. Police remind public to stay safe on Purim.Elad Benari, 3/8/2012, 4:42 AM

The Joyous Holiday of Purim Begins on Wednesday Night

This year, Jerusalemites have a problem with the festive meal on Friday afternoon. There is a unique solution - if you don't drink too much.A7 Staff, 3/8/2012, 2:12 AM

Would Israel's Courts Hang Haman?

Rabbi Mordechai Nagari tells Arutz Sheva the Supreme Court would 'strike down' the hanging of the Book of Esther's genocidal arch-villain. Gabe Kahn., 3/7/2012, 10:07 PM

"Olam Haba" Purim Concert and Parade on Mount Zion

Olam Haba, Spiritual Judaism and several other groups are planning the ultimate all-night Purim party atop Jerusalem's Mt. Zion. Ben Bresky, 3/7/2012, 9:01 PM

Rare Video of Israeli Rabbi in Iran

A rare video shows last year’s visit to the tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai in Iran. Tehran airport officials asked him, “Pray for us.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/7/2012, 2:48 PM

Fast Day in Memory of Esther’s ‘Life-Threatening Request’

Wednesday’s “Fast of Esther” is in memory of her risking her life by approaching the Persian king, her husband, to save the kingdom's Jews.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/7/2012, 10:04 AM

Video Essay: How Hamantaschen Are Made

In honor of Purim, the folks at Kuvien Images visited a bakery in Modi'in Illit and a Jerusalem home to see how hamantaschen are made.Arutz Sheva, 3/7/2012, 4:12 AM

Participate in A7's Purim Costume Contest!

Purim costume fun from Arutz Sheva - enter and win prizes!A7 Staff, 3/6/2012, 10:38 PM

Purim Parades and Concerts Proliferate in Israel

Looking for something exciting to do on Purim? There's no shortage of activities that combine hip and trendy with religious and spiritual.Ben Bresky, 3/6/2012, 6:58 PM

Olim Send Purim Gift Baskets to IDF Lone Soldiers

New immigrants to Israel (Olim) already are helping out the IDF by packing Purim gift baskets for other olim who are “lone soldiers.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/6/2012, 11:49 AM

Netanyahu and Obama Discuss Book of Esther

Netanyahu draws a scriptural parallel between Israel's face-off with Iran and Purim for US President Barack Obama.Gabe Kahn., 3/5/2012, 10:54 PM

New: Megillah Readings for Hard of Hearing

Karaoke-style Powerpoint Megillah presentations to accompany chazan in 200 synagogues.Gil Ronen, 3/5/2012, 3:19 PM

Rabbi Yosef: Prepare Women to Read Scroll of Esther

None other than former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef rules that a woman can recite the Scroll of Esther on Purim if no man is available.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/5/2012, 9:01 AM

Purim Story in Video, in Memory of Udi Fogel

An animated video on the story of Purim is called "The Good, The Bad & the Ugly" and was produced in memory of terror victim Udi Fogel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/4/2012, 10:50 PM

Party Brings Purim Joy to Disabled Children

The Amit school ‘Havruta’ in Raanana holds a Purim party for disabled children., 3/2/2012, 10:36 AM

ZAKA, Tzohar Bring Jews Together on Purim

On the holiday of Purim, ZAKA and Tzohar join together to bring Israel's hareidim and secular close together through food packages.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/2/2012, 3:16 AM

ZOA to Distribute 6,000 Mishloach Manot to IDF Soldiers

In an annual project running for the 12th year, the ZOA will distribute 6,000 Purim gift baskets to IDF soldiers throughout Israel.Elad Benari, 2/28/2012, 2:13 AM

‘Cottage Cheese’ Boycott Takes on Chocolate Wafers

One of Israel’s most popular noshes costs 69 cents in the US and double the price in Israel. Can boycotters survive Purim without them? Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/19/2012, 2:50 PM

Rabbi Elon: Do Not Think You'll Be Safe in the King's Palace

In a video speech released in conjunction with the Purim holiday, Rabbi Benny Elon warns that Grand Ayatolla Ali Khameini is modern Israel's Haman.Gabe Kahn., 3/21/2011, 1:32 PM

Photos: Purim in Hevron

Thousands of Jews came to Hevron, one of the four traditionally holy cities, to celebrate Purim. Photos courtesy of David Wilder, Hevron spokesman.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/21/2011, 12:01 PM

Video: Mercaz HaRav Celebrates Shushan Purim

Jerusalem celebrates Shushan Purim, the day Jews overthrew their Persian enemies. INN TV brings you the joyous dancing at Mercaz HaRav yeshiva.Hezki Baruch , 3/21/2011, 8:56 AM