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

Send Us Your Purim Pictures - And Win a Tablet!

It's that time of year again, so we're spreading the Purim joy...!Arutz Sheva, 3/5/2015, 10:56 AM

Sunny With a High Chance of Purim

The weather will favor Purim revelers with heat, no rain, and cooling eastern winds accompanying a small coastal heat wave.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 3/5/2015, 9:25 AM

Obama Puts an End to Threats of Terrorism and War

Obama has brought world peace - just like that. 'I've finally earned that Nobel Prize!'Larry Domnitch, 3/5/2015, 8:45 AM

Violent Arab Riots in Hevron Wound IDF Soldier

Mass riots outside Cave of Machpelah hurl a hail of rocks, leave soldier lightly wounded in leg, in what has become Purim tradition.Kobi Finkler, Ari Yashar, 3/5/2015, 8:38 AM

Report: Iran's Supreme Leader Hospitalized in Critical Condition

Arab media reports Ayatollah Khamenei brought for urgent care in Tehran after several of his body systems fail.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2015, 7:27 AM

What Did Ambassador Shapiro Dress Up As?

The American ambassador to Israel joined in the Purim festivities with a unique costume., 3/5/2015, 12:12 AM

Purim Begins in Israel

Holiday of Divine Providence, redemption, prayer, and happiness begins nationwide, outside of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2015, 7:25 PM

Purim Perplexity: Rabbis Debate When to Celebrate Purim in Ramot

A debate many thought had been resolved long ago has been revived this year for residents of a Jerusalem suburb on when to celebrate Purim.Moshe Cohen, 3/4/2015, 2:13 PM

Rabbi Mazuz to PM: You Should 'Rise' in the Elections

Rabbi Meir Mazuz spiritual leader of Yachad - Haam Itanu party, congratulates Netanyahu for Congress speech.Yaakov Levi , 3/4/2015, 1:02 PM

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.Moshe Cohen, 2/22/2015, 4:27 PM

Major Haredi Organization Bans IDF Costumes on Purim

Badatz Eida Haredit claims it's parents' 'duty' to prevent encouraging 'draft decree' for mandatory IDF service, slams IDF 'melting pot.'Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 2/20/2015, 1:47 PM

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.David Lev, 3/23/2014, 9:03 AM

Watch: Tunisian President Visits Jewish Exhibition

Tunisia’s President, Moncef Marzouki, visits a Jewish exhibition about Purim, expresses his support for the Jewish community.Elad Benari, 3/20/2014, 6:15 AM

Two Youths Injured by Firecrackers

Purim injuries in Jerusalem include one youth moderately injured and another lightly hurt.Gil Ronen, 3/17/2014, 7:49 PM

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.’Maayana Miskin, 3/17/2014, 3:59 PM

Jerusalem Celebrates Purim

Watch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2014, 9:22 AM

Torah Students Dragged to Jail in Purim Skit

Chassidic Purim celebration includes comedy skit where Torah student is taken to prison.Maayana Miskin, 3/17/2014, 8:58 AM

'Women of the Wall' in Hevron Purimfest

Two girls who think it's funny that women pray with men's accessories come up with an original costume.Gil Ronen, 3/16/2014, 6:50 PM

Police Confiscate 30 Kg of Drugs, Alcohol on Purim

100,000 illegal substances confiscated on the eve of the holiday as police perform crackdown on recreational narcotic use.Tova Dvorin, 3/16/2014, 4:25 PM

Nationalist MK Dresses as Leftist in Hevron Parade

MK Orit Struk disguised herself as MK Michal Rozin (Meretz) and carried a sign saying: 'Out of the territories!'Arutz Sheva staff, 3/16/2014, 3:07 PM

Purim in Hebron

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Warmer Weather on Purim

No need for an umbrella this year, as days of rainy weather subside and the sun emerges.Tova Dvorin, 3/16/2014, 8:52 AM

Happy Purim! Send Us a Picture of Your Costume and Win a Tablet

At Arutz Sheva, we feel like spreading a little Purim joy...Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2014, 9:54 PM

Ahead of Purim, Peres Exposes An Old Costume

President Shimon Peres posts photos of disguises he wore in the 1970s to travel to Jordan for secret talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/15/2014, 12:01 AM

Chief Rabbi Lau Visits Sderot Amid Rockets

Undeterred by the rocket barrage, Rabbi Lau expresses support for residents and soldiers, sends wishes of joy for Purim.Ari Yashar, 3/14/2014, 2:15 PM

The Purim of Beit HaShalom

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Southern Yeshiva: Rockets won't Disrupt our Purim

Sderot Hesder Yeshiva expects over 700 students to mark Shabbat Zachor and take part in Purim revelry.Gil Ronen, 3/13/2014, 7:13 PM

Chabad Purim Initiative To Help Jews in Ukraine

Chabad calls for donations to help Ukrainian Jews survive the spike in anti-Semitic violence and threats of war.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2014, 5:45 PM

'What Does Haman Say?'

Parody video offers a Purim-themed remix to Ylvis' 'What Does The Fox Say?' But which one is stranger?Arutz Sheva, 3/13/2014, 3:42 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Celebrated Purim Twice in Tel Aviv

When 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.David Lev, 3/13/2014, 11:51 AM

Yeshiva Students Hand Out Mishloach Manot, and Joy, to Elderly

Yeshiva students in Jerusalem connected with seniors - enriching them, and themselves, with a unique Purim experienceDavid Lev, 3/13/2014, 11:49 AM

Thursday is Fast of Esther

Jews mark anniversary of Queen Esther’s appeal against annihilation.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 8:33 AM

Volunteers Needed To Protect Jewish Girls on Purim

Group warns drunk Jewish girls in serious danger from Arab men, part of 'silent war' encouraged by Muslim ruling.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 1:20 PM

"Upside Down" on Purim

Educators must find ways to rise to the challenge when guiding students to be happy on Purim within the bounds of halakha.Rabbi Yonah Goodman, 3/12/2014, 10:27 AM

Ahead of Purim, Youth Leader Calls to Ban Alcohol, Firecrackers

A prominent Israeli educator has come out against some of the less desirable 'customs' that prevail on Purim.David Lev, 3/10/2014, 4:25 PM

Rabbi: Women's Megilah Readings OK According to Jewish Law

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin notes that Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef himself permitted women to read the Book of Esther for other women.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 1:32 PM