Purim

  • Many Injured in Two Incidents During Purim Festivities in Tel Aviv

    The celebration of Purim festivities in Tel Aviv last night was marred by two incidents which caused burns and other injuries to hundreds of celebrants including many children. In the first accident, someone released a huge flare bomb which caused burns to many and injuries to others as the crowd panicked. Scores of persons, standing… More ▸

  • Exhibit of Ancient Megillahs Marks Celebration of Purim in New York

    The Jewish Museum here will mark the celebration of Purim–which starts tonight–with the opening of an exhibit of four megillot, handwritten Purim scrolls, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, and loaned to the museum by the Bezalel National Museum in Jerusalem. The four scrolls, all of them illustrated by hand, include a 17th… More ▸

  • Jerusalem Streets Full with Children Celebrating Purim

    Thousands of Jerusalem’s youngsters gaily celebrated the Feast of Esther today, romping through the streets in the costumes of Queen Esther, the wicked Haman and dressed like American cowboys and Indians who have some how become attached to the ancient Hebrew tradition. The youngsters showed Israel’s increasing interest and association with the Afro-Asian countries by… More ▸

  • 500, 000 Crowd Tel Aviv Streets in Purim Carnival; 10, 000 in Beersheba

    All of Israel celebrated Purim today and, as usual, the most joyous celebration took place in this Israeli metropolis. Last night, the Weather Bureau had, at first, promised rain for today. However, by morning, the skies cleared, and heavy traffic from all over Israel crowded all roads leading to Tel Aviv. Half a million persons… More ▸

  • Jewish Soldiers in French Army in Algiers Get Purim Gift Parcels

    Purim parcels were distributed yesterday to 650 Jews serving with the French Army here in Algeria, as well as to wounded Jewish soldiers in the French Army hospitals here. Under the aegis of Rabbi I. Kamoun, chief Jewish army chaplain in Algeria, the parcels were prepared with the aid of the Army’s social service department… More ▸

  • Purim Celebrations Start Tonight; U.S. Servicemen to Observe Holiday

    Jewish members of the U.S. Armed Forces at American military installations around the world will celebrate the merry holiday of Purim which starts at sundown tomorrow with the reading of the Megillah, the Book of Esther in the Bible. Jewish chaplains will conduct services and the National Jewish Welfare Board has shipped food packages and… More ▸

  • Thousands Celebrate Purim in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Streets

    A festive Purim atmosphere dominated Israel today with thousands of children and youth in fancy dresses filling the streets and adults frolicking at fancy dress balls. The festivities were climaxed in midday when several thousand young people participated in a youth carnival which attracted thousands of Israelis who had flocked into Tel Aviv starting early… More ▸

  • Children Take over Jerusalem in Traditional Purim Festivities

    Children ruled Jerusalem today where Purim, the Feast of Esther, was traditionally celebrated a day later than elsewhere. Thousands of children and youths, ranging from kindergarten pupils to high school and trade school students, marched and presented pageants in streets lined by masses of people. The Purim parade took three hours to pass the reviewing… More ▸

  • Israel Minister Asks for American Arms at Purim Salute in New York

    A warning that the western democracies will suffer “damage of historic dimensions” if action is not taken to counteract the flow of Soviet arms to the Arab nations, was sounded here last night by Dr. Joseph Burg, Minister of Posts and Communications of the Israel Government. He was addressing 5,500 persons at a Purim Salute… More ▸

  • Huge Crowds Celebrate Purim in Streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

    A record crowd, estimated at half a million persons, poured into this city to witness yesterday afternoon’s celebration of the Purim festival, renewed after a lapse of 20 years. They saw a parade that stretched along seven and a half kilometers of the city’s main streets, featuring colorful floats, including two representing New Orleans and… More ▸