Posts Tagged ‘Purim’

Purim – Jewish Blood libel

Purim – Jewish Blood libel Jews harvesting the blood of the young 67 comments Posted by Subverted Nation on 05Mar10 in Murder & Genocide | 67 comments For the year 2010 purim fell on February 28th through March 1st, as can be seen here, and I planned to have some information about this disgusting jewish […]

After Purim Breaches, Health Ministry Said To Weigh Delay In Easing Restrictions

The Health Ministry is considering recommending that the next phase of lifting coronavirus restrictions be delayed, according to Hebrew media reports Sunday, amid concerns that illicit mass gatherings over Purim could fuel a spike in COVID-19 cases. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein is expected to meet with senior officials in the coming days to discuss the […]

Transmission rate nears 1 as officials warn Purim parties could halt reopening

Israel’s virus transmission rate has continued to rise and is extremely close to showing expanded spread, data released by a military taskforce showed on Sunday. In its latest report, the Military Intelligence taskforce said Israel’s coronavirus transmission rate was once again nearing 1, standing at 0.99. The rate had dipped to a low of 0.8 […]

Israelis celebrate Purim with parade amid tighter COVID restrictions

Israelis on Friday dressed up to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with a parade. But some also used the event to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I am here to protest against a corrupt Prime Minister who is tearing the country apart and who is doing everything to escape justice,” one demonstrator said. […]

Purim in Shanghai

Eleven years ago, when I was living in Shanghai with my wife and two young children, I attended my firm’s annual party in celebration of the Chinese lunar new year, which typically falls between late January and mid-February on the Gregorian calendar. As I was chatting with my Israeli colleague and his wife, the conversation […]

Pandemic Purim: Masks of all kinds from around the world

It might have felt hard for many to summon a festive mood this Purim, which was for some the first holiday to be unsettled by the pandemic and for others the last to be observed normally. But in the end, Jewish communities the world over managed to don the costumes and do the partying typical […]

An Amsterdam Museum Holds a Post-Holocaust Purim Relic

The puppets joined a storied tradition of fashioning Haman after real-life oppressors that peaked in the immediate postwar years. And seven decades later, Mayer-Hirsch’s childhood work is in the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam, where curator Peter Buijs says the Hitler puppet is a “unique item” that provides a window into how […]

Divisions Caused by the Coronavirus Magnified at Purim

(The Media Line) For a holiday that extols living together harmoniously, Israelis might be more divided than ever. Purim, which starts the night of February 25 and extends this year through Sunday in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities, celebrates the protection of the Jewish people from the evil Haman, who plotted to kill the entire […]

‘The Last Purim With Corona:’ Netanyahu Urges Jabs in Holiday Skit

A Purim-themed public service announcement on the COVID-19 vaccine from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Screenshot A Purim holiday-themed video from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israelis to get vaccinated against COVID-19, after allaying the concerns about the shot from a series of costumed characters. “We have mishloach manot (Purim treats), first dose, […]

Celebrating Purim in a Pandemic

In Megillat Esther, we read of the joyous reaction of Jews after being saved from annihilation: feasting, sending gifts to family and friends, giving charity to the poor. In a “normal” year on Purim, we would emulate their joy on a grand scale — gathering in large numbers to hear the megillah read, with many […]

Police break up over 100 parties, give 2,500 fines on 1st night of Purim curfew

Police on Thursday night dispersed over 100 Purim parties and events around the country that saw dozens or hundreds of people congregate against health regulations and in violation of a nationwide curfew. Holiday celebrations were broken up in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Rehovot, among other locations, officials said. Dozens of people were […]

Purim in hospital

Browse > Home / News / Purim in hospital February 26, 2021 by TPS Read on for article The Jewish holiday of Purim is a favourite among children in Israel. Children look forward to dressing up in costumes, giving and receiving baskets of treats, and playing games at Purim carnivals. Sheba Hospital near Tel Aviv […]

Trudeau, Zelensky Among World Leaders Extending Purim Holiday Wishes

The entrance to Israeli President’s official residence is decorated with a huge monster to mark the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, which is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, in Jerusalem February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad A number of world leaders Thursday extended well wishes for the Purim holiday, on […]

Pandemic Purim Brings Home the Value of Humility

It’s bizarre how last year’s Purim holiday and this year’s share a similar level of anxiety. Last year, many of us were nervous about the first signs of the COVID-19 virus. Who knew it would turn into the biggest public health crisis of our time? This year, although a miracle vaccine is giving us hope, […]

A Moment in Time: Purim – Because One Voice CAN Make a Difference

A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day – and even our lives. We have an opportunity to harness “a moment in time,” allowing our souls to be both grounded and lifted. This blog shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life’s blessings. All it takes […]

My Purim Rabbi’s Hat

I liked the Rabbi’s hat I put on when Parashat Mishpatim needed a commentary that my Rabbis were about to miss. Now, when Purim is about to descend upon us, I feel compelled to put on my Rabbi’s hat again. Throughout my upbringing — and I am sure it has been the same for you — Purim […]

Azeri Jews to skip Purim as chag coincides with national day of mourning

The Azeri Jewish community canceled all Purim celebrations this year, as the Jewish holiday coincides with Azerbaijan’s national day of mourning recognizing the Khojaly Massacre.It is the first time the two dates have matched up with one another. Instead Azeri will be opting to celebrating at home with their families.“We are citizens of this multinational […]

Purim and The Risk of Isolation

(Israel Policy Forum) — Purim begins tonight, and as so often tends to happen, the arrival of this unique holiday has me thinking about what the Book of Esther tells us about what we see today. Jews’ embrace of Purim in the U.S. and Israel is very different. Here, it is seen as a triumphal […]

Purim in America: How the joyous holiday increased Jews’ visibility in the United States

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From Boo-ing to (K)no(w)ing This Purim

My earliest memories of Purim are of sitting beside my grandmother in synagogue with a large wooden gragger that I excitedly spun at each mention of “Haman.” For the next 50 years, I would do the very same thing. This year, though, I will not be boo-ing. Instead, I will be no-ing. I will shout […]

Coronavirus Israel live: Thousand gather in Tel Aviv for Purim despite COVID curfew

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Government Gives Final Okay To Nationwide Nightly Curfew Over Purim

Government ministers on Wednesday approved a nationwide nightly curfew over Purim, in a bid to prevent gatherings during the holiday that could fuel a resurgence in coronavirus cases. The curfew will begin Thursday night, after the start of Purim, and end Sunday morning, as the holiday continues until then in some locations. Under the curfew […]

No parties or parades, but other possibilities remain for Purim

Making plans for Purim? Don’t go overboard, as cabinet ministers decided to institute a three-night curfew (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.) over the holiday weekend. Purim begins this Thursday evening and carries on through Sunday, when the walled cities of Jerusalem and Safed celebrate Shushan Purim. After three prolonged lockdowns […]

From Kuwait to Oman, Jews are preparing for a Purim unlike any other

Across the Gulf states, from Kuwait to Oman, Jews are preparing for a Purim unlike any other they have ever had. The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities is hosting a virtual Purim event on Thursday, February 25. It is the first of its kind and the first since the founding of the AGJC this month. […]

UAE Jewish community gears up for Purim and 24-hour megillah reading

Purim is coming to the Gulf this year and a number of unique and unprecedented events are planned for Jewish communities in the region. In the United Arab Emirates a twenty-four hour megillah reading is planned. Rabbi Levi Duchman of the UAE and Jewish Community Center (JCC), says. That there are twelve rabbis who will […]

Purim Satire: A Statement from The Papa Vichy Jam Company

“Bonne Maman, a popular French preserves company available in most grocery stories and online, is going viral for an unverified but heartwarming story of Nazi resistance” — New York Post, Feb. 18, 2021 We realize there is a “feel-good” story going around about a certain rival jam company from our part of the world, in […]

Israel: COVID-19 Night Curfew on Purim

Browse > Home / News / Israel: COVID-19 Night Curfew on Purim February 24, 2021 by Aryeh Savir – TPS Read on for article The Israeli government convened on Tuesday night and approved the Health Ministry’s outline for Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions during the Purim holiday, celebrated from Thursday evening until Sunday, chiefly an overnight curfew. […]

Purim When You’re Not in the Mood

February 24, 2021 by Rabbi Nicole K. Roberts Read on for article This Thursday evening, the Jewish world begins celebrating the raucous holiday of Purim, when silliness prevails over seriousness, and levity wins the day. Rabbi Nicole Roberts But some years, Purim feels harder than other years, and levity just doesn’t feel accessible on demand.  […]

Purim: A Celebration of Difference and a Call to Action

On Purim, Jews all over the world will hear Megillat Esther, our story of triumph over those who would erase us. The Megillah is a story of diaspora Jews within the ancient Persian empire who were attacked because they preserved their identity and religion — even while being active participants in society. We read of […]

Coronavirus Israel: Government approves nighttime curfew for Purim holiday

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