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A very special Megillah reading on an airplane headed for Ukraine

Scroll used was rescued from Germany before the war, preserved over generations.

A special Megillah reading on an airplane headed for Ukraineplayer

The boring moments in the Megillah narrative

The stage is set for the thrills by the boring moments that precede them and that is the lesson of Purim.

The boring moments in the Megillah narrative

Purim: The rule of law above all

Close Megillah reading is essential to understanding exile mentality, on the part of government, gentiles and Jews in their host country.

Purim: The rule of law above all

Purim Paradigm: Chanting the 'Gantze Megillah'

Two decades of North Shore Hebrew Academy (NSHA) middle school students chant the entire Megillah - a wonderful tradition to emulate..

Purim Paradigm: Chanting the 'Gantze Megillah'

Shushan USA

Brothers and sisters, WAKE UP!  The story of the Megillah is being replayed today,

Shushan USA

How Purim was saved

A Biblical Book that doesn’t mention God? Events that ignore Eretz Yisra’el? Preposterous, some said!

How Purim was saved

A Tale of Two Persias: Haman and the Ayatollahs

To the Iranian Mullahs, like Haman, Jews sitting at‘their gate to the King (the Almighty) in Jerusalem as sovereigns, is intolerable.

A Tale of Two Persias:Haman and the  Ayatollahs

New megillah breaks world record

Israeli artist sets Guinness World Record for longest megillah scroll.

New megillah breaks world record

The priestly garments and the role of disguise

The Megillah is replete with symbols of disguise and hiding and it is not by chance that the Torah reading talks of the priest's garments..

The priestly garments and the role of disguise

Laws for Purim that falls on a Friday - for both Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews

When Purim falls on a Friday, the celebration entails details explained below - in Jerusalem and specific cities, it lasts for three days!

Laws for Purim that falls on a Friday- Ashkenazim and Sepharadim

Scroll of Esther edition honors another Esther - recent terror victim Esther Horgen

Esther Horgen's family decided to let her light shine on and created The Israel Bible Scroll of Esther with her illustrations. Op-ed.

Another Esther - new Megilla honors terror victim Esther Horgen

Megilla reading at Joshua's tomb

Jews converge on the tomb of the prophet Joshua to read the Megilla during the festival of Purim.

Megilla reading at Joshua's tomb

Stolen Megillah scroll located in Tulkarm

During search of house in Tulkarm Border Police find scroll stolen from synagogue in north; return it to son of deceased and to community.

Stolen Megillah scroll located in Tulkarm

'There's a megillah in the camp'

A unique Megillat Esther was written and read from in a Nazi labor camp during the Second World War.

'There's a megillah in the camp'

Rabbis of Two Minds on Purim Celebrations

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.

Purim Perplexity: Rabbis Debate When to Celebrate Purim in Ramot

IDF Slams Soldiers for Using Weapons as 'Groggers'

Some IDF soldiers are in hot water for using their weapons as “noisemakers” during the reading of the Megillah.

IDF Slams Soldiers for Using Weapons as Purim 'Groggers'player

Purim Marked at Razed Samaria Village

Fifty men, women and children join Megilla reading at Homesh, which was abandoned in the 2005 Disengagement.

Purim Marked at Razed Samaria Village

Rabbi Yosef Did Purim Twice in Tel Aviv, Says Son

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.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Celebrated Purim Twice in Tel Aviv

Yeshiva Brings Purim Story to Downtown Tel Aviv

Yeshiva students plan round-the-clock readings of the Book of Esther for Tel Aviv revelers.

Yeshiva Brings Purim Story to Downtown Tel Aviv

New: Megillah Readings for Hard of Hearing

Karaoke-style Powerpoint Megillah presentations to accompany chazan in 200 synagogues.

New: Megillah Readings for Hard of Hearing