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  • 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 ▸

  • U.S. Jewish Army Men Arrive in Israel for Purim Celebration

    Twenty-seven American Jewish officers and soldiers arrived here today aboard a special U.S. Air Force plane to celebrate Purim in Israel. All are regularly stationed in Germany and France. Two hundred immigrants from North Africa and another 20 from Iron Curtain countries arrived here this week-end aboard the S.S. Artza. The Iron Curtain group included… More ▸

  • ‘adloyada’ Carnival to Climax Israel Purim Celebration

    Despite border tension resulting from last week’s battle in the Gaza strip, Israel generally, and this city in particular, celebrated the Purim festival. The festival will be climaxed by the “Adloyada” carnival here tomorrow afternoon. Main streets along the seven kilometre carnival route have been decorated with flags and balloons, and attractively displayed shop windows… More ▸

  • Warburg Issues Call to U.S. Jewry for Purim-passover Gifts to U.J.A.

    With the Festival of Purim beginning this Friday and separated by only four weeks from the Festival of Passover, the United Jewish Appeal today called on American Jews to mark this period of Judaism’s freedom holidays with an outpouring of contributions in behalf of the UJA’s 1954 “freedom-serving” campaign. Edward M.M. Warburg, general chairman of… More ▸

  • Israel Celebrates Purim in Gay Fashion; Public Parties Held

    The children and adults of Israel today celebrated the festival of Purim with public parties throughout the land. Marking the downfall of the Haman and the victory of the Jews and Queen Esther, both children and grownups donned costumes depicting the Biblical characters and danced and paraded through the streets of the villages and towns… More ▸

  • 18,000 Attend Purim Festival in New York; Hear Report on Israel

    More than 18,000 persons tonight attended the Purim Victory Festival arranged by the New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds, at which Golda Myerson, Israel’s Minister of Labor, was one of the principal speakers. Mrs. Myerson, making her first major address in New York since her arrival in the United States three weeks ago,… More ▸

  • Purim Marks Opening of U.J.A. Drive for $50,000,000 in Cash

    The festival of Purim, which starts tonight, will mark the opening of the special four-month drive by the United Jewish Appeal to raise $50,000,000 in cash by June 30th towards its nationwide goal of $151,500,000, it was announced here today. The announcement was made by William Rosenwald. Rudolf G. Sonneborn and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise,… More ▸

  • Lubavitcher Rebbe Urges Increased Education in Purim Message

    A call for increased Jewish religious education was issued here today in a Purim message by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. The noted rabbi pointed out that when the decree of annihilation of the Jews, planned by Haman, became known, Mordecai went out into the streets and gathered 22,000 children, whom he taught… More ▸

  • Reform Temples Mark Purim with Gay Celebrations; Z.O.A. Proclaims Membership Month

    The Jewish festival of Purim, commemorating the deliverance of Jews of ancient Persia from the massacre planned by Human, was celebrated here today by the Zionist Organization of American with the launching of a membership month during which the Z.O.A. will mobilize its membership to assist in all aspects of its aid-to-Israel program. The Union… More ▸