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Purim is a Jewish holiday that marks the saving of the Jews from Haman of the Persian empire, who was planning on persecuting the Jewish people. The Book of Esther tells the Purim narrative, and is customarily read in synagogues on the day of the holiday. The holiday takes place on the 14th day of Adar. During Purim, it is customary to dress up, exchange gifts of food and drink known as "mishloach manot," donate to charity, and eat a celebratory meal known as "sudat purim."
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman made the comments during a visit to assess the security situation in Hebron ahead of Purim.
Such closings are not uncommon during Jewish holidays.
A wicked adviser to the king, a miraculous escape from disaster: These familiar Purim themes led Jews throughout history to institute mini-Purim holidays to commemorate their own Purim miracles.
The megillah according to the Malbim.
By NACHUM DANZIG
“Kids dressing up as United Hatzalah volunteers is similar to kids in the United States dressing up as firefighters or police officers."
By PENINA HOROWITZ
A Purim-inspired look on what's going on in the capitol.
By PEGGY CIDOR
The various meanings of Purim.
By DAVID GEFFEN
The new Museum of the Museum of Tolerance has been constructed near the construction site for the Museum of Tolerance so that visitors can learn about the history of the site.
By CHETH KRANTZMAN
Plethora of new shops cause landslide of hipsters as entire shuk crumbles into pretentiousness.
By SHAUL GOLDBERGSTEIN
Growing up in a Jewish community predominantly of Lithuanian and Russian descent in the Johannesburg suburb of Yeoville meant that on Purim you ate hamentashen made from yeast dough.
By LES SAIDEL
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put up a new video on Wednesday night in honor of the Purim holiday.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Under the rule of the Shah, Dr. Gabriel Barkai was able to take part in the excavations that took place in Susa, the same city mentioned in the book of Esther.
By ASSAF AVRAHAM/YNET
Underage drinking rises in Israel by 350% on Purim, according to date published by Beterem Organization for Child Safety.
By TAMAR BEERI
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