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A Purim Miracle - EMTs pulled from Purim meal to perform successful CPR and save a life

A Purim Miracle - EMTs pulled from Purim meal to perform successful CPR and save a life

'It feels like I won the lottery.' United Hatzalah EMTs in Holon get pulled from Purim Seudah to perform successful CPR and save a life.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2021, 3:02 PM
Driver who ran down Purim reveler: I was trying to save my life

Driver who ran down Purim reveler: I was trying to save my life

Minibus driver who ran over and killed man in Meah Sharim arrested after being released from hospital. 'They attack me from every direction'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2021, 11:46 AM
Report: No easing of COVID restrictions after Purim gatherings

Report: No easing of COVID restrictions after Purim gatherings

Mass gatherings over Purim have given Ministry of Health officials reason to cancel several proposed relaxations of public health guidelinesArutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2021, 10:44 PM
Clashes at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem

Clashes at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem

Yassam anti-riot police officers and Border Police teams deployed to iconic Jerusalem market to disperse crowds gathered during Purim.Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2021, 9:30 PM
Policeman fined for Purim party

Policeman fined for Purim party

Officers responded to a noise complaint to find that the venue was owned by a fellow officer and his wife.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2021, 6:38 PM
Thousands walk to Jerusalem as bus lines are closed

Thousands walk to Jerusalem as bus lines are closed

In an angry pilgrimage, thousands of travelers left stranded by police roadblocks began to make their way to Israel's capitol on foot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2021, 5:34 PM
Purim joy in the midst of Corona

Purim joy in the midst of Corona

Observing the mitzvahs of Purim in a limited family only,was an opportunity to teach about joy without slipping into low level frivolity.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/27/2021, 8:47 PM
Weekly Torah study: What is a secular, political thriller doing in the Tanach?

Weekly Torah study: What is a secular, political thriller doing in the Tanach?

A thought provoking sequel to the Purim holiday.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 2/27/2021, 7:00 PM
So how was Purim 2021?

So how was Purim 2021?

This year I heard Megilat Esther outside wearing a coat in the cold, under a Jerusalem street light.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 2/27/2021, 6:55 PM
Matanot l’evyonim: Do the mitzvah here

Matanot l’evyonim: Do the mitzvah here

Arutz 7 brings a selection of charities to fulfill the Purim mitzvah of “matanot l’evyonim.”Vaad Harabanim, 2/26/2021, 5:26 PM
1,300 fines given for violating Purim curfew

1,300 fines given for violating Purim curfew

4 arrested for assaulting police enforcing curfew in Rehovot as police say 'not a city in Israel' which did not see violations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2021, 12:57 PM
For Purim: G-d's hidden call

For Purim: G-d's hidden call

You don’t have to change the world to change the world, but we must always ask ourselves, what does Hashem want of me in this place, now?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/26/2021, 12:00 PM
We recogniize Haman, but where are Mordechai and Esther?

We recogniize Haman, but where are Mordechai and Esther?

Today’s Persia declares its intention to annihilate Israel and works to achieve that infernal aim. And there’s Western media and academia …Melanie Phillips, 2/26/2021, 9:28 AM
Thoughts on Purim: How should we respond to Antisemitism today?

Thoughts on Purim: How should we respond to Antisemitism today?

We can’t change who we are, so even if we change what we do, it won’t stop antisemitism. So how do we respond to racism?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/26/2021, 9:10 AM
Why is everyone in disguise on Purim?

Why is everyone in disguise on Purim?

Purim parallels and universal lessons from the Scroll of Esther.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 2/26/2021, 6:58 AM
Watch: Dozens at reading of Book of Esther in Tel Aviv

Watch: Dozens at reading of Book of Esther in Tel Aviv

Dozens participate in reading of the Book of Esther led by the Rosh Yehudi movement in Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2021, 1:05 AM
Netanyahu: I attack the media because they deserve it

Netanyahu: I attack the media because they deserve it

The Prime Minister explains what directions he is taking as Purim rolls in.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 11:21 PM
Esther pleas with the king - in Jerusalem, 2021

Esther pleas with the king - in Jerusalem, 2021

Popular singer/DJ Yerachmiel releases a new music video of Esther supplication featuring Shifra Levy and produced by Ben Wallick.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 10:13 PM
What Biden said to Bibi, a Purim Parody

What Biden said to Bibi, a Purim Parody

The world waited for weeks for Biden to call Bibi and then they didn't let us listen. On Purim, we can let our imaginations run wild. Op-ed.Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin, 2/25/2021, 10:00 PM
Timna and Purim - Rav Kook's instantaneous Dvar Torah

Timna and Purim - Rav Kook's instantaneous Dvar Torah

A story for Purim about Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the Torah luminary who was the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 2/25/2021, 7:30 PM
Purim under COVID: Curfew starts at 8:30 PM

Purim under COVID: Curfew starts at 8:30 PM

Parties banned, leaving home forbidden after 8:30 PM. Public transportation to Jerusalem to be suspended on Saturday night and Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 7:25 PM
Azerbaijan Jewish community cancels Purim celebrations for national day of mourning

Azerbaijan Jewish community cancels Purim celebrations for national day of mourning

All communal Purim celebrations canceled because holiday coincides with national day of mourning for the Khojaly Massacre.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 6:38 PM
Watch live: Gulf Jews celebrate Purim together, for the first time

Watch live: Gulf Jews celebrate Purim together, for the first time

In first, Jews in six Gulf countries celebrate Purim together in virtual event - streamed live in Arutz Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 6:30 PM
Rabbi Kenneth Brander: Helping Agunot and spreading the light of Purim

Rabbi Kenneth Brander: Helping Agunot and spreading the light of Purim

Rabbi Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, comes to the Arutz Sheva studio to discuss two important initiativesYoni Kempinski, 2/25/2021, 5:14 PM
Yair Netanyahu refuses to deliver gifts with Arutz Sheva around

Yair Netanyahu refuses to deliver gifts with Arutz Sheva around

The Prime Minister's son made his participation in a Purim project for the elderly conditional upon Arutz Sheva's reporter leaving the area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 4:18 PM
Professor Nachman Ash: Coronavirus czar: 'We can't go out to party'

Professor Nachman Ash: Coronavirus czar: 'We can't go out to party'

'No doubt people are exhausted from this year,' coronavirus czar Nachman Ash says, warning: 'Not true' people can go out and party as usual.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 2:05 PM
Purim: A gift of unity

Purim: A gift of unity

This week in 'The Parsha in Chesed' series: the festival of Purim.Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, 2/25/2021, 1:32 PM
Moshe Gafni: 'I didn't love the loyalty agreement, but I signed it'

Moshe Gafni: 'I didn't love the loyalty agreement, but I signed it'

MK Gafni says Tel Aviv parties are a 'bad thing,' emphasizes need for citizens to keep Health Min. guidelines. 'Saving lives most imp't.'Nitzan Keidar, 2/25/2021, 11:17 AM
Purim curfew plan ready to go

Purim curfew plan ready to go

Police commissioner promises to deploy 2,500 roadblocks, activate intelligence sources, to enforce Purim curfew.Shlomo Witty, 2/25/2021, 11:04 AM
Capital lessons from Megillat Esther

Capital lessons from Megillat Esther

From the Talmud: 'The fact that some Jews celebrate Purim on a different day brings honor to the Land of Israel/' How?Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 2/25/2021, 9:00 AM
The numbers of Purim and their insights

The numbers of Purim and their insights

What is the connection between this week’s parshah, Tetzaveh, and the holiday of Purim?Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 2/25/2021, 4:07 AM
The lost message of Purim: Unity

The lost message of Purim: Unity

Jews today are so divided that they probably would not allow for the type of unity displayed in the times of the Purim miracle. Op-ed..Joshua Goldstein , 2/25/2021, 4:00 AM
Laws for Purim that falls on a Friday - for both Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews

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!Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 2/25/2021, 3:00 AM
Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Shushan is uncannily like America 2021. Llisten to Marc Bernan sing a Yiddish Purim song about the miracle and make it come true again.Tzvi Fishman, 2/24/2021, 8:49 PM
Police release Purim-weekend curfew road map

Police release Purim-weekend curfew road map

Police release details on how they will enforce Purim curfew restrictions, including map of checkpoints to be set up across the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2021, 8:44 PM
Leading rabbis: 'Don't get drunk on Purim'

Leading rabbis: 'Don't get drunk on Purim'

Leading rabbis call on public to refrain from excessive drinking. 'Liable to raise the number of infections, endanger public health.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2021, 2:14 PM
Putting our faith to the test on Purim

Putting our faith to the test on Purim

Do the clothes make the man or does the man make the clothes?Yitzchak Reuven, 2/24/2021, 1:51 AM
Government approves Purim night curfew

Government approves Purim night curfew

Curfew to begin at 8:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 a.m. this Thursday, Friday, Shabbat. Defense Minister and Blue and White ministers supportArutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2021, 9:36 PM
A little patience goes a long way - Purim 5781

A little patience goes a long way - Purim 5781

Haman simply could not wait for results and did himself inRabbi Reuven Spolter, 2/23/2021, 6:58 PM
Family gives Purim gifts to first responder who helped sons

Family gives Purim gifts to first responder who helped sons

Thankful family gives 'mishloach manot' to first responder who helped two brothers in separate instances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2021, 5:21 PM
Netanyahu calls for night curfew on Purim

Netanyahu calls for night curfew on Purim

PM: We want to prevent what happened last Purim from happening again this year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2021, 4:50 PM
'People who have been vaccinated may also transmit the virus'

'People who have been vaccinated may also transmit the virus'

Dr. Orly Greenfeld warns against laxness in obeying restrictions by the vaccinated, calls for Purim restrictions.Nitzan Keidar, 2/23/2021, 4:30 PM
Ohr Torah Stone, Tzohar prepare for hundreds of Purim celebrations

Ohr Torah Stone, Tzohar prepare for hundreds of Purim celebrations

400 individual megillah readings in over 200 different communities across Israel in accordance with government COVID restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2021, 8:19 PM
Yuli Edelstein: 'Anyone who celebrates too much on Purim will shut us in on Passover'

Yuli Edelstein: 'Anyone who celebrates too much on Purim will shut us in on Passover'

Health Ministry examining possible curfew over Purim, in last-ditch attempt to keep infection rates from skyrocketing after holiday.103FM, 2/22/2021, 11:19 AM
Report: Health Ministry demanding Purim curfew

Report: Health Ministry demanding Purim curfew

Health Ministry reportedly pushing for restrictions on travel and public activity during Purim holiday.David Rosenberg, 2/21/2021, 9:15 PM
Your own home's Corona Cabinet can create plans for a safe and happy Purim

Your own home's Corona Cabinet can create plans for a safe and happy Purim

Your home Corona Cabinet can plan how to make Purim joyous and manage the challenge of controlling screen time. Involve the whole family.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 2/21/2021, 7:36 PM
The laws of Purim during the corona pandemic

The laws of Purim during the corona pandemic

The Torah is extremely careful about not risking lives, so Purim mitzvot should be observed in moderation, following health directives.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/21/2021, 7:00 PM
Prof. Gabi Barabash: 'The government has no control over the haredim'

Prof. Gabi Barabash: 'The government has no control over the haredim'

Former Health Min. Director General talks about whether reopening will affect infection rates, warns of Purim parties.103FM, 2/19/2021, 1:43 PM
COVID-19, wine, and Purim

COVID-19, wine, and Purim

Eli Pash, from Pyup Wine & Alcohol, speaks with Arutz Sheva about wine in light of the pandemic and the preparations for upcoming holidays.Yoni Kempinski, 2/19/2021, 9:11 AM
Flagship Lakewood yeshiva cancels Purim celebrations

Flagship Lakewood yeshiva cancels Purim celebrations

Beth Medrash Govoha will not host Purim festivities for the first time in 80 years due to COVID pandemic.Andrew Silow-Carrol/JTA, 2/16/2021, 9:23 PM
Rabbi Gershon Edelstein urges yeshiva students to remain in yeshiva over Purim

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein urges yeshiva students to remain in yeshiva over Purim

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein says yeshiva students should remain in yeshiva on Purim and learn Torah. 'This will save us from the plague.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2021, 8:20 AM
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef issues pandemic Purim guidelines

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef issues pandemic Purim guidelines

Rabbi Yosef issues guidelines after meeting COVID Czar, including limiting crowds at synagogues, eating only with nuclear family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2021, 6:54 PM
Netanyahu, Gantz agree on Purim restrictions

Netanyahu, Gantz agree on Purim restrictions

Restrictions to be placed on gatherings, prayer quorum sizes on Purim, festive meals to be limited to nuclear family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2021, 6:31 PM
Purim directive: Parties and processions forbidden

Purim directive: Parties and processions forbidden

Purim holiday mandates presented to coronavirus cabinet includes ban on parties, holiday meal only with nuclear family, Rashbi's tomb closedMordechai Sones, 2/15/2021, 3:35 PM
Will government impose full lockdown for Purim?

Will government impose full lockdown for Purim?

Deputy Health Minister says national lockdown during Purim can't be ruled out. 'We won't celebrate Purim as if everything is fine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2021, 11:58 AM
Health Ministry's plan for Purim: Capsules in the synagogue, festive meal at home

Health Ministry's plan for Purim: Capsules in the synagogue, festive meal at home

Health Ministry aims to tighten coronavirus restrictions prior to Purim holiday in order to reduce COVID-19 fallout from large gatherings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2021, 9:04 AM
Coronavirus Czar: No Purim celebrations this year

Coronavirus Czar: No Purim celebrations this year

Prof. Nachman Ash says there will not be public celebrations of Purim as about a quarter of Israelis have received their first vaccine dose.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2021, 10:46 PM