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.
Kharkov Boys Choir Surprises Crowd on PurimA special surprise awaited the Jews of Kharkov on Purim: The Kharkov Boys Choir in a debut performance.
2,500 Attend Chabad's Ukraine Purim BashBesides Megilla reading, massive Purim celebration at Kharkov's central circus included lions, clowns and acrobats.
Video: Purim Unites People of IsraelArutz Sheva visited Ramat Beit Shemesh, southwest of Jerusalem, as traditional Purim “Mishlaoch Manot” gifts were distributed.
PurimKef Makes Hundreds of Children HappyOver 900 people, many of whom are children with disabilities, attended Kav LaChayim's annual Purim party and show.
Photo Essay: Purim 5772Purim, the holiday of Megillah reading, joy, song, dance, food, drink and costumes, as seen through the lenses of Flash 90.
Soldier Stabbed in HevronA terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier in the neck in Hevron before being shot and wounded; raid was to arrest terrorist released in Shalit deal
Soldiers, Settlers Celebrate Purim at Joshua’s TombA reading of the Book of Esther for soldiers and Yesha residents was held at Joshua's Tomb despite desecration by local Arabs
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 tradition
Eight-Year-Old Seriously Injured by Toy DetonatorEight-year-old Ron Moriaty from Tiberias was seriously injured by a toy detonator. Police remind public to stay safe on Purim.
The Joyous Holiday of Purim Begins on Wednesday NightThis year, Jerusalemites have a problem with the festive meal on Friday afternoon. There is a unique solution - if you don't drink too much.
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.
"Olam Haba" Purim Concert and Parade on Mount ZionOlam Haba, Spiritual Judaism and several other groups are planning the ultimate all-night Purim party atop Jerusalem's Mt. Zion.
Rare Video of Israeli Rabbi in IranA 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.”
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.
Video Essay: How Hamantaschen Are MadeIn 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.
Participate in A7's Purim Costume Contest!Purim costume fun from Arutz Sheva - enter and win prizes!
Purim Parades and Concerts Proliferate in IsraelLooking for something exciting to do on Purim? There's no shortage of activities that combine hip and trendy with religious and spiritual.
Olim Send Purim Gift Baskets to IDF Lone SoldiersNew immigrants to Israel (Olim) already are helping out the IDF by packing Purim gift baskets for other olim who are “lone soldiers.”
Netanyahu and Obama Discuss Book of EstherNetanyahu draws a scriptural parallel between Israel's face-off with Iran and Purim for US President Barack Obama.
New: Megillah Readings for Hard of HearingKaraoke-style Powerpoint Megillah presentations to accompany chazan in 200 synagogues.
Rabbi Yosef: Prepare Women to Read Scroll of EstherNone other than former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef rules that a woman can recite the Scroll of Esther on Purim if no man is available.
Purim Story in Video, in Memory of Udi FogelAn 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.
Party Brings Purim Joy to Disabled ChildrenThe Amit school ‘Havruta’ in Raanana holds a Purim party for disabled children.
ZAKA, Tzohar Bring Jews Together on PurimOn the holiday of Purim, ZAKA and Tzohar join together to bring Israel's hareidim and secular close together through food packages.
ZOA to Distribute 6,000 Mishloach Manot to IDF SoldiersIn an annual project running for the 12th year, the ZOA will distribute 6,000 Purim gift baskets to IDF soldiers throughout Israel.
‘Cottage Cheese’ Boycott Takes on Chocolate WafersOne of Israel’s most popular noshes costs 69 cents in the US and double the price in Israel. Can boycotters survive Purim without them?
Rabbi Elon: Do Not Think You'll Be Safe in the King's PalaceIn a video speech released in conjunction with the Purim holiday, Rabbi Benny Elon warns that Grand Ayatolla Ali Khameini is modern Israel's Haman.
Photos: Purim in HevronThousands of Jews came to Hevron, one of the four traditionally holy cities, to celebrate Purim. Photos courtesy of David Wilder, Hevron spokesman.
Video: Mercaz HaRav Celebrates Shushan PurimJerusalem celebrates Shushan Purim, the day Jews overthrew their Persian enemies. INN TV brings you the joyous dancing at Mercaz HaRav yeshiva.