Trump establishes Indian state

Okay, so it's a Purim Shpiel, but it might be the real Deal of the Century. Tzvi Fishman, 3/10/2020, 9:18 AM

Gantz attends megillah reading in childhood moshav

Blue and White chairman celebrates Purim in Moshav Kfar Ahim, sits in seat that belonged to his late father.Hezki Baruch, 3/10/2020, 5:08 AM

What’s hiding behind the mask?

Is there a connection between coronavirus and the holiday of Purim?The Land Of Israel Network, 3/10/2020, 4:12 AM

Watch: Purim in the Jewish community of Djerba in Tunisia

A thousand residents of the Jewish community in Djerba celebrated the holiday of Purim with special costumes and food.Hezki Baruch, 3/10/2020, 3:41 AM

Watch: Megillah reading at Tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran

The Chief Rabbi of Iran led a reading of the Scroll of Esther on the occasion of the Purim holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2020, 1:09 AM

Happy Purim!

Jews around the world celebrate miraculous deliverance from annihilation in ancient Persian empire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2020, 7:03 PM

In the Purim spirit: Gush Etzion's Dames of the Dance

On Purim, we are commanded to aid the needy. Talented women in Gush Etzion do so by means of the dance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2020, 4:01 PM

Purim megillah readings - for everyone

Amidst coronavirus outbreak, organizations work to make megillah readings accessible and safeArutz Sheva, 3/9/2020, 1:32 PM

Bnei Brak rabbi: Those in quarantine are forbidden to attend synagogue

Rabbi Yitzhak ZIlberstein issues ruling that those in quarantine must not attend synagogue, lest they violate prohibition against murder.Ben Shaul, 3/9/2020, 10:43 AM

Purim and Amalek: I do not forgive and I do not forget

What’s most amazing is that this war with Amalek continues—that the world is still so concerned with the fate of Israel and the small number of Jews in the world who do not even amount to a percentage of error when calculating the world’s population.Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, 3/8/2020, 9:00 PM

The true happiness of Purim

Ahead of Purim, we must internalize what happiness means so we can spread positivity & joy to others, especially those struggling. Opinion.Zvi Gluck, 3/5/2020, 12:17 PM

Don't get drunk on Purim - Interview with Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Interview with Machon Shilo's Rabbi David Bar-Hayim.Mordechai Sones, 3/5/2020, 9:26 AM

Israeli band gets 'lost in translation'

For Adar, Israeli singer, songwriter, and TV personality Noam Jacobson elucidates how Google Translate can go very, very wrong.Eitan Divinsky, 2/27/2020, 10:38 PM

Smotrich intervenes, IDF will honor Purim

Following Minister's intervention, this year all post-Purim recruitment postponed to give consideration to celebrants.Uzi Baruch, 2/17/2020, 5:05 PM

Pompeo: Trump may have been sent from G-d to help Israel

US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo ‘certainly believes’ Pres. Trump may have been sent by G-d to ‘help save the Jewish people’ from Iran.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/23/2019, 9:55 PM

Jared Kushner reads megillah at the White House

Chabad's Rabbi Shemtov praises Kushner's reading, says he read 'flawlessly.'Ron Kampeas, JTA, 3/23/2019, 6:50 PM

Purim 5779: The Oldest Hatred, A Practical Analysis

Rabbi Mike uses the comments of Haman to ask not only why we are hated, but also what we can do about it.The Land Of Israel Network, 3/21/2019, 6:14 PM

Rivlin to soldiers: Do not hesitate when facing danger

President Rivlin visits an IDF Military Police post to hand out Purim gifts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2019, 2:43 PM

Iran against the world? The Jews will win

Islamist Iran is not a Purim Shpiel.Israel News Talk Radio, 3/21/2019, 12:33 PM

Watch: Thousands celebrate Purim in Hevron

Thousands gather in Hevron for Purim celebrations and annual 'adeloyada' march.Eliran Aharon, Hevron, 3/21/2019, 11:59 AM

Rabbi Ari Waxman - Purim - Revealing your inner meaning

Rabbi Ari Waxman, administrator for overseas students at Shaalvim Yeshiva shares insights on the Purim festival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2019, 11:35 AM

Megillah reading at Joshua's Tomb inside PA village

Dozens of Israeli Jews enter Arab village of Kifl Haris, location of tomb of biblical leader Joshua Bin-Nun, for special Purim prayers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2019, 9:26 AM

What does Purim want from us?

Why has charity become one of the main commandments of this day? And what does it teach us as human beings?Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 3/21/2019, 5:48 AM

Watch: Connecting the world through dance

DJ Raphi goes out to the streets of Jerusalem to get people dancing and smiling in honor of the Purim holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2019, 5:27 AM

Watch: Megillah reading at murdered rabbi's yeshiva

Minister Shaked at Yeshivat Oz V'emunah, reads from a megillah that survived the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2019, 9:17 PM

Jewish soldier serving overseas pulls Purim prank on family

Soldier serving in Afghanistan surprises family by showing up at Jewish day school Purim party.Marcy Oster/JTA, 3/20/2019, 8:21 PM

The Jewish people celebrate Purim in Israel!

Purim is the last of the holidays written in the Tanach and is considered a holiday of salvation and redemption for generations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2019, 8:01 PM

History is repeating itself: Jews are still threatened

What lessons do we need to learn in order to turn the tables on our enemies once again?Israel News Talk Radio, 3/20/2019, 2:37 PM

Terror in Israel and lessons from the Purim story

The Holy Temple: World headquarters for truth, justice and the refinement of the human spirit.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven, 3/20/2019, 4:48 AM

Watch: Purim at the US Embassy in Jerusalem

US Embassy staff get into the Purim spirit, but do the Hamantashen meet the ambassador's standards?, 3/19/2019, 9:03 PM

General closure in Judea and Samaria

Crossings from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas to close for Purim.Kobi Finkler, 3/19/2019, 1:34 PM

How to avoid the post-Purim hangover

Following a few simple guidelines will help you drink responsibly and avoid embarrassment and headaches.Matanel Roth, 3/19/2019, 12:39 PM

Transportation Ministry to run 90 night-time bus lines on Purim

Special night lines allow Israelis to return home safely after Purim parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2019, 10:29 AM

Over 90,000 expected to join national Megillah campaign on Purim

Tzohar, Ohr Torah Stone organize mass national Megillah reading with 500 locations for Purim, with 90,000 participants expected.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2019, 2:42 PM

Why is Purim the only holiday we will celebrate forever?

Rabbi Yitzchak Bottom explains what makes Purim the greatest Jewish celebration. 'The only time G-d saved every single one of us from harm.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2019, 10:14 PM

Purim: Taking a second look

Why do we read Megillat Esther twice on Purim? Rabbi Yitzchak Botton provides insight into G-d's running of the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2019, 4:52 PM

On Spanish island, Purim was biggest holiday for persecuted Jews

Why did Jewish community on island south of Barcelona treat Purim as the holiest day of the year, comparable to Yom Kippur?Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/13/2019, 7:58 AM

Haredi rabbis: Don't get drunk on Purim

Leading haredi rabbis call on the public not to drink excessively, say drunkenness leads to 'murder' and 'tragedies.'Ben Shaul, 3/6/2019, 12:55 PM

Purim, Elections, & Rabbi Benny Lau

'Purim and elections bring out people's true views.' Interview with Machon Shilo head Rabbi David Bar-Hayim.Mordechai Sones, 3/4/2019, 12:18 AM

Former Hamas official says Jews make Hamentashen out of blood

Former senior Hamas official echoes classic anti-Semitic canard, claims that Jews bake non-Jewish blood into popular Purim pastry.Tzvi Lev, 3/4/2018, 9:48 AM

Mark Zuckerberg celebrates Purim

'Haman was the villain of Purim and he famously had a three-cornered hat. These symbolize the victory over him.'Tzvi Lev, 3/4/2018, 8:26 AM

Watch: Police commissioner attends megilla reading

Hundreds of Border Police officers celebrate Purim in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2018, 10:05 AM

How can you change your Purim experience forever?

Rabbi Shlomo Katz explains that Purim is the time to ask for everything.The Land Of Israel Network, 3/1/2018, 9:56 PM

Largest Purim celebration ever held in the IDF

Thousands of IDF soldiers celebrate Purim holiday at Ir HaBahadim complex near YeruhamArutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 8:01 PM

Rivlin to Border Police: 'We can celebrate because of you'

President Reuven Rivlin pays holiday visit to troops guarding major checkpoint.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 4:07 PM

Purim in Hevron

Thousands of Jews gearing up for the traditional march in Hevron. Arutz Sheva brings you the first pictures from the city of the Patriarchs.Eliran Aharon, 3/1/2018, 12:07 PM

'When the month of Adar enters, we enlist with joy'

Defense Minister releases special message promoting haredi enlistment on the occasion of the Purim holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 12:02 PM

Purim Spiel: Gal Gadot slated to play Queen Esther

Exclusive to Israel National News.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 11:26 AM

Obama ambassador mocks Trump's son-in-law

Dan Shapiro, former US ambassador to Israel, responds to Kushner's security clearance downgrade: 'Can leave you foggy.'Mordechai Sones, 3/1/2018, 10:20 AM

Hundreds pray at the tomb of Joshua for Purim

Hundreds of Jews visit tomb in PA village Kifl Haris in Samaria for morning prayers and megillah reading. 'Nothing more fitting on Purim.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 10:00 AM

Philanthropist hands out hundreds in 'Purim money'

Jewish philanthropist Leonardo Farkas hands out Purim gelt to Bnei Brak children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 9:01 AM

Who tried to make a new version to the Scroll of Esther?

Dr. Yoel Finkelman talks about the uniqueness of the scroll’s illustrations in its versions across the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2018, 10:37 PM

Israel celebrates Purim

This evening, festivities commence for Purim, marking national salvation in days of the ancient Persian empire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2018, 8:52 PM

Wine in, secrets out

On Purim there is a mitzvah to drink - but does drinking correspond to the view of the Torah?Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 2/28/2018, 7:02 PM

Beit El rabbi: Don't give more than 2-3 mishloach manot packages

Rabbi Zalman Melamed says those who receive mishloach manot packages should not return the gift.Refael Levi, 2/28/2018, 4:34 PM

Rabbi urges young women to remain at home Purim night

Leading Bnei Brak rabbi calls on parents, educators, not to allow girls to roam the streets on Purim night.Ben Shaul, 2/28/2018, 1:43 PM

Purim & the Holy Temple: To build or not to build?

The true secret of Purim joy: The hidden presence of G-d.Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman, 2/27/2018, 11:16 PM