Purim Begins in IsraelHoliday of Divine Providence, redemption, prayer, and happiness begins nationwide, outside of Jerusalem.
Purim Perplexity: Rabbis Debate When to Celebrate Purim in RamotA debate many thought had been resolved long ago has been revived this year for residents of a Jerusalem suburb on when to celebrate Purim.
Rabbi Mazuz to PM: You Should 'Rise' in the ElectionsRabbi Meir Mazuz spiritual leader of Yachad - Haam Itanu party, congratulates Netanyahu for Congress speech.
Just in Time for Purim: Costume Prices Down 20%Frozen tops the list of popular costumes for kids this year, but plenty of adults are buying outfits as well, retailers say.
Major Haredi Organization Bans IDF Costumes on PurimBadatz Eida Haredit claims it's parents' 'duty' to prevent encouraging 'draft decree' for mandatory IDF service, slams IDF 'melting pot.'
IDF Slams Soldiers for Using Weapons as Purim 'Groggers'Some IDF soldiers are in hot water for using their weapons as “noisemakers” during the reading of the Megillah.
Watch: Tunisian President Visits Jewish ExhibitionTunisia’s President, Moncef Marzouki, visits a Jewish exhibition about Purim, expresses his support for the Jewish community.
Two Youths Injured by FirecrackersPurim injuries in Jerusalem include one youth moderately injured and another lightly hurt.
Child ‘Commander’ to Police, ‘Deal with the Bad Guys’Children ‘take over’ top police command in Purim swap, order officers to deal with ‘bad guys.’
Jerusalem Celebrates PurimWatch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.
Torah Students Dragged to Jail in Purim SkitChassidic Purim celebration includes comedy skit where Torah student is taken to prison.
'Women of the Wall' in Hevron PurimfestTwo girls who think it's funny that women pray with men's accessories come up with an original costume.
Police Confiscate 30 Kg of Drugs, Alcohol on Purim100,000 illegal substances confiscated on the eve of the holiday as police perform crackdown on recreational narcotic use.
Nationalist MK Dresses as Leftist in Hevron ParadeMK Orit Struk disguised herself as MK Michal Rozin (Meretz) and carried a sign saying: 'Out of the territories!'
Warmer Weather on PurimNo need for an umbrella this year, as days of rainy weather subside and the sun emerges.
Happy Purim! Send Us a Picture of Your Costume and Win a TabletAt Arutz Sheva, we feel like spreading a little Purim joy...
Ahead of Purim, Peres Exposes An Old CostumePresident Shimon Peres posts photos of disguises he wore in the 1970s to travel to Jordan for secret talks.
Chief Rabbi Lau Visits Sderot Amid RocketsUndeterred by the rocket barrage, Rabbi Lau expresses support for residents and soldiers, sends wishes of joy for Purim.
Southern Yeshiva: Rockets won't Disrupt our PurimSderot Hesder Yeshiva expects over 700 students to mark Shabbat Zachor and take part in Purim revelry.
Chabad Purim Initiative To Help Jews in UkraineChabad calls for donations to help Ukrainian Jews survive the spike in anti-Semitic violence and threats of war.
'What Does Haman Say?'Parody video offers a Purim-themed remix to Ylvis' 'What Does The Fox Say?' But which one is stranger?
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Celebrated Purim Twice in Tel AvivWhen he lived in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z”tl used to read the megilla on Purim, as well as on Shushan Purim, said his son.
Yeshiva Students Hand Out Mishloach Manot, and Joy, to ElderlyYeshiva students in Jerusalem connected with seniors - enriching them, and themselves, with a unique Purim experience
Thursday is Fast of EstherJews mark anniversary of Queen Esther’s appeal against annihilation.
Volunteers Needed To Protect Jewish Girls on PurimGroup warns drunk Jewish girls in serious danger from Arab men, part of 'silent war' encouraged by Muslim ruling.
"Upside Down" on PurimEducators must find ways to rise to the challenge when guiding students to be happy on Purim within the bounds of halakha.
Ahead of Purim, Youth Leader Calls to Ban Alcohol, FirecrackersA prominent Israeli educator has come out against some of the less desirable 'customs' that prevail on Purim.
Rabbi: Women's Megilah Readings OK According to Jewish LawRabbi Shlomo Riskin notes that Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef himself permitted women to read the Book of Esther for other women.
Purim-Themed Music Video Combines Cinematic, Jewish HistoryRevolutionary video uses the timelessness of the silent film era to convey Purim's deepest messages.
Ahead of Purim, Chief Rabbis Warn Against FirecrackersRabbis note the firecrackers are life-threatening and that the Torah forbids purposely endangering one's life.
Laugh Mob Infects Jerusalem Light TrainIn 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.
New Pre-Purim Clip Celebrates MiraclesIt's almost Purim. Enjoy "Miracles" - a new music clip brought to you by Gad Elbaz, Naftali Kalfa and Ari Lesser.
'Purim Firecrackers are Explosives'Medical expert warns in Arutz Sheva interview that firecracker use ahead of the holiday can lead to burns, blindness.
Hareidi Activists: Say No to Soldier CostumesWill hareidi boys no longer dress up as IDF soldiers? Activists argue that popular costumes ‘won’t bring joy’ this Purim.
NY Assemblyman Under Fire For 'Offensive' Purim CostumeNew York state assemblyman comes under fire for "black basketball player” Purim costume.
Shas Parties in Jerusalem for Shushan PurimThe heads of the Shas faction partied in Jerusalem on Monday in honor of Shushan Purim.
MKs Strook, Shaked Pull Purim SwitcherooBayit Yehudi MKs change into each other. There is a message there, too.
Photo Essay: Purim Revelry in Hevron Ignores Muslim RiotsAs Muslims rioted in Judea and Samaria, Jewish residents of Hevron celebrated Purim and invited soldiers to take part.
Dozens Celebrate Purim at HomeshDozens of people gathered at Homesh Saturday night to hear the reading of the Megilla (Scroll of Esther) on Purim evening
IDF Officer Jailed for 'Harlem Shake' VideoCompany commander receives 21 days, cameraman gets 14 days for video that "runs against IDF values."
Reminder: Purim Safety Hazards for ChildrenParents reminded not to let children play with firecrackers and make sure costumes are safe.
Photos: IDF Soldiers Receive Mishloach ManotSeveral Jewish organizations teamed up in order to bring the joy of Purim to as many Israeli soldiers as possible.
New Rock Band Fights Haman in Catchy Purim SongA catchy bossanova beat tells the triumphant tale of Queen Esther and Mordechai. "Haman (Purim Song)" is not a cover, parody or kids song.
Purim Kicks Off with Reading of MegillahNot many know that the holiday of costumes and revelry is one of Judaism's most holy days.
Purim ‘Thank You’ for Hareidi, Bedouin SoldiersPro-unity group gives Purim gifts to hareidi, Bedouin soldiers. The goal: to boost those already ‘sharing the burden.’
Terror Victim’s Purim Message: Despair is Just a MaskTerror attack survivor Asael Shabo, who lost his mother and three siblings, has a message of hope for Purim.
'Purim in Olam HaBa' to Host Concert, ParadeThe 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.
Yeshiva Brings Purim Story to Downtown Tel AvivYeshiva students plan round-the-clock readings of the Book of Esther for Tel Aviv revelers.
ZOA Brings Joy of Purim to Israeli SoldiersWith the holiday of Purim quickly approaching, the ZOA is, once again, distributing thousands of mishlochei manot to soldiers of the IDF.
Arutz Sheva Show Hosts Guest Star in Purim Music VideoWalter Bingham and Ben Bresky of Israel National Radio guest star in a wacky Purim video.
Sometimes, Relief is a Queen Esther CostumeLeading relief organization, Meir Panim, enables Israel’s neediest children to celebrate with joy.
Groups to Package, Distribute, Mishloach Manot for SoldiersWith Purim coming up, organizations inside and outside of Israel are thinking of the soldiers of the IDF
Rabbi Pinto: Learn From Purim to Deal with IranRabbi Yeshayahu Pinto told followers on Tuesday the best way to deal with the Iranian threat is by learning from the story of Purim.