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Purim to Passover: G-d's love for His People and His Land

If the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur are Days of Awe,I would posit that the days from Purim to Passover are Days of Love.

Purim to Passover: G-d's love for His People and His Land

Why Minister Yair Lapid doesn't like the festival of Purim

The alternate prime minister of the one and only Jewish State has a problem with certain Jewish holidays..

Why Minister Lapid doesn't like Purim

In a Romanian resort town, Jewish children from Odessa celebrate Purim as refugees

Hundreds of Jewish children who fled Odessa celebrate Purim in Romanian resort town of Neptun.

Romania: Jewish children from Odessa celebrate Purim as refugees

Beyond Good & Evil & the Purim Challenge

Elevating a Soul: Staring Down Evil & Uniting the People

Beyond Good & Evil & the Purim Challengeplayer

Watch: Ukrainian refugees celebrate Purim in Jerusalem

Tiferet HaMoshava synagogue in Jerusalem hosts children and families who from Ukraine for their first Purim celebration in Israel.

Watch: Ukrainian refugees celebrate Purim in Jerusalemplayer

Shushan Purim:: The sweetest victory

Can you hear us celebrating, Haman? Hear our children singing! In our own country, we defeat you year by year.

Shushan Purim:: The sweetest victory

Watch: Purim celebrations at Moscow's central synagogue

Jews in the central synagogue of Moscow, Russia, celebrate Purim with Rabbi Berel Lazar.

Watch: Purim celebrations at Moscow's central synagogueplayer

In Ukraine, Chabad houses under fire hold Purim celebrations 'as usual'

In Odessa and Kherson, Ukraine, Chabad-Lubavitch synagogues hold Purim celebrations, defying the ongoing war.

Ukraine Chabad houses hold Purim celebrations

Watch: Celebrating Purim in Jerusalem

Purim celebrations commence in Jerusalem, as Yeshivat Hakotel prepares for megillah reading with a special talk from Rabbi Baruch Vider.

Watch: Celebrating Purim in Jerusalemplayer

'With the noise of the clapper, we suppress the voice of war'

Hungarian Jews celebrate Purim with Ukrainian refugees and demand peace with rattles.

'With the noise of the clapper, we suppress the voice of war'

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 most popular Purim songs - ready to go

Israel National News - Arutz Sheva presents ready-to-go Purim playlist for those on the go, comprised of the most popular holiday melodies.

The most popular Purim songs - ready to goplayer

Watch: Hundreds join Purim parade in Hebron

In Hebron, the City of the Forefathers, hundreds join the traditional Purim parade.

Watch: Hundreds join Purim parade in Hebronplayer

The tapestry of Purim

The historical record of Purim and the struggle to rebuild the Holy Temple.

The tapestry of Purimplayer

Continue the joy of Purim all year

Sending mishlo’ach manot is meant to be done all year, increasing love among Jews. 'Megillah' all year is seeing G-d's hand in everything.

Continue the joy of Purim through the entire year

When Rabbi Kook spent Purim in the Yeshiva of Volozhin

The iconic Torah luminary and first Chief Rabbi of Israel was the "Rav Purim" in Volozhin Yeshiva as a young bachur.

When Rabbi Kook spent Purim in the Yeshiva of Volozhin

Worldwide Megilat Esther Reading Broadcast - Dnipro Ukraine

Jewish community of Dnirpo Ukraine reads Megilat Esther on night of Purim as Russian invasion of Ukraine continues.

Worldwide Megilat Esther Reading Broadcast - Dnipro Ukraineplayer

One out of every nine people testing for coronavirus is positive

Infection coefficient continues to rise, nears one, as Purim approaches.

One out of every nine people testing for coronavirus is positive

Why This Mother Hates This Time Of Year

Purim is supposed to be a happy time. But for many families, it’s the most disappointing time of year.

Why This Mother Hates This Time Of Year

Israeli delegation brings Purim joy, basic supplies, to Ukrainian refugees in Poland

Ahead of Purim holiday, Israeli delegation lands in Poland to respond to needs in refugee communities.

Israeli delegation brings Purim joy to Ukrainian refugees

It's already Purim in Australia

Jewish community in Sydney kicks off Purim celebrations.

It's already Purim in Australiaplayer

Purim: A psychological perspective

There is one dimension of the Megilah that is often overlooked, that of the traits, the middot, of the characters.

Purim: A psychological perspective

From Covid To Kiev, how the Coronavirus was overtaken by talk of World War Three

How can we joke this Purim when there is so much bloodshed and suffering going on in Eastern Europe again?

From Covid To Kiev, how talk of WWIII trumped the virus

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2022

Facts and anecdotes about the Purim festival this week. Although joyous, Purim also reminds Jews of their vulnerability-and G-d's salvation.

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2022

Laws of Purim Demukafin (in walled cities) that falls on Friday

Laws pertaining to Purim Demukafin (Purim in walled cities) that, like this year, is on a Friday: For Sephardim and Ashkenazim.

Laws of Purim Demukafin (in walled cities) that falls on Friday

Purim surprise: A visit and a gift for sick children at a Jerusalem hospital

In honor of Purim, President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog distribute Purim baskets to children hospitalized at Shaare Zedek.

A visit and a gift for sick children at a Jerusalem hospital

Yeshiva students dance in hospital

Students from Mitzpe Yeriho's Netivot Yosef yeshiva bring joy to patients at Jerusalem hospital.

Yeshiva students dance in hospitalplayer

Light snow in the north, Jerusalem, and Samaria

White pre-Purim: Overnight, light snow fell in the Golan and Jerusalem. Today, snow is expected to spread to the central mountains.

Light snow in the north, Jerusalem, and Samaria

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

Purim surprise for new immigrants to Jerusalem

Leslie and Michael Windman, who made aliyah recently from Florida, hosted the mayor of Jerusalem at their home and received a Purim basket.

Purim surprise for Jerusalem immigrants

Coronavirus czar: 'We are worried about Purim, hope the infection coefficient won't rise'

'It would not be right for anyone to get sick right now,' says Israel's coronavirus czar, Prof. Salman Zarka.

'Worried about Purim, hope the infection coefficient won't rise'

PA Mufti: Protect Al-Aqsa during Purim

"Mufti of Palestine" calls on Muslims to come to Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to protect it from Jewish plans to "break into it".

'Protect Al-Aqsa during Purim'

Jerusalem mayor delivers Purim gifts to new immigrants

Mayor Moshe Leon, NBN co-founder Rabbi Yehoshua Fass to a 3-generation family of new immigrants to Israel.

Jerusalem mayor delivers Purim gifts to new immigrants

Historic letters reveal purchase of graves of Mordechai & Esther

Iranian Jewish community negotiated with Shah of Iran to purchase site in Hamedan, western Iran.

Historic letters reveal purchase of graves of Mordechai & Esther

Organizations to host Purim parties at over 500 locations around Israel

'Megilla in the communities' initiative brings Purim celebrations to over 550 locations.

Organizations to host over 500 Purim parties around Israel

Why is Purim celebrated in the second month of Adar and not the first?

Thanks to the inspiration we’ve received from our rabbis, we guarantee that indeed when it comes to celebrations we are on a roll.

Why is Purim celebrated in the second Adar and not the first?

Israeli soccer star joins Australian synagogue's Purim campaign

Tomer Hemed, the Israeli national football team striker who plays for Sydney Wanderers, joins the mega Purim campaign at Sydney's Shul.

Israeli soccer star joins Australian synagogue's Purim campaign

Unmasked

It is the time to take a look at what we seek to achieve by wearing Purim masks and the breaking down of our covid masking policies. Op-ed.

Unmasked

Jan. 6 is Purim for Dems. Trump is their Haman

Did you hear graggers go off throughout Democrat strongholds each time Biden mentioned Trump’s name? Op-ed.

Jan. 6 is Purim for Dems. Trump is their Haman

Yom HakiPurim and Purim

The similarity in names is not coincidental.

Yom HakiPurim and Purim