Purim

  • Parade, Radio Spoofs and Rain Mark Purim Holiday in Israel

    Much of Tel Aviv was closed to traffic Thursday for the annual Adloyada, the Purim parade. Thousands of marchers, scores of floats and giant helium-filled balloons imported from the Far East wound along Ben Yehuda Street and Allenby Road. A day-long drizzle that made the pavements slick did not dampen the carnival atmosphere. The news… More ▸

  • More Than 200,000 People Mark Annual Purim Carnival in Tel Aviv

    More than 200,000 spectators jammed the sidewalks of Ben Yehuda Street here Sunday morning for the annual “Adloyada” Purim carnival parade, a procession of floats and over 1,000 costumed school children, led by Mayor Shlomo Lehat of Tel Aviv. He rode a bicycle and waved an over-sized parking ticket, an “inside joke” understood by residents… More ▸

  • Purim Means Radio Hoaxes, Traffic Jams in Israel

    Purim was marked today by an “April Fool”-like prank by the Army Radio station and mammoth traffic jams in Tel Aviv where a carnival and some 5,000 runners from Israel and 15 other countries pre-empted the streets for a local version of the Boston and New York marathons. The Army Radio — Galei Tzahal —… More ▸

  • UN Has First Purim Party

    The International Council of B’nai B’rith Monday night hosted the first United Nations Purim party ever held at UN headquarters. Speaking for International Council chairman Philip Lax, who was unable to attend, Dr. Harris Schoenberg, director of United Nations Affairs, said he hopes it will be the first annual UN Purim party and that there… More ▸

  • Purim in Israel

    Purim got off to a cheerful start today with Galei Zahal, the army radio network, announcing a “major new Israeli breakthrough: cloud-seeding that will extend the winter until July.” The item, carefully prepared, was broadcast on the network’s morning newsreel and must have had at least some listeners agog with amazement. Labor Alignment MK Yossi… More ▸

  • Purim in Israel

    Purim was observed in Israel with less of the usual color and vivacity in the streets which annually marks this holiday. One of the more popular costumes was of “E.T.” and at times the streets appeared to have been invaded by extraterrestrials. But there was still a good number of Queen Esthers and cowboys making… More ▸

  • Hasidim Distribute 500,000 Purim Kits

    Responding to a call for acceleration from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, Shlita, the Lubavitch Youth Organization, distributed over half a million Purim kits on a national level. Rabbi Shmuel Butman, director of the youth organization, reported that these kits were distributed in elementary schools, high schools, youth groups, colleges, army bases, hospitals… More ▸

  • Thousands of Purim Kits, Megilloth Distributed Here and Abroad

    Butman said that the Purim kits were distributed in elementary schools, high schools, colleges, army bases, hospitals, nursing homes and on the streets. Lubavitcher Hasidim even went “behind bars” to bring the Purim observances and holidays spirits to Jewish prisoners. Thousands of people also received Purim kits through the Mitzvah Mobiles or “tanks against assimilation.”… More ▸

  • Purim Celebrated in Bucharest

    The Jewish community celebrated the Purim festival here at a gathering attended by writers, artists, students and other local citizens under the auspices of the Federation of Jewish communities. Guests included Gheorghe Nenciu, deputy director of the department of religious affairs of the Rumanian government and a visiting group of the American Jewish Committee. Chief… More ▸

  • Purim in Moscow

    Jewish sources in the Soviet Union report that the synagogue at Archipovo Street was packed to capacity for the reading of the Megila on Saturday night and that there were also many people attending the service Sunday morning. On Saturday night there was also an overflow in the vicinity of the synagogue, composed mostly of… More ▸