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  • 2nd dummy found hanging by noose in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY - For the second time in a week, the Orthodox Jewish tradition for the Purim holiday has alarmed non-Jewish members of the Spring Valley community. When News 12 went to the home on Wednesday, the doll was found folded over on the porch. The homeowner declined comment. Residents say the doll was hung by children for Purim to symbolize the death of the ancient tyrant Haman and was not meant to offend. Hundreds took to social media after a black-faced doll was found hanging nearby, on Paikin Drive in Spring Valley. Rockland NAACP President Wilbur Aldridge says he...
  • Hamas: Jews execute Palestinians as part of 'religious rituals'

    03/29/2016 5:42:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 3/29/2016, 7:46 AM | Dalit Halevy
    The Hamas newspaper Falastin carried an article on Monday that claimed Jews in Hevron and Jerusalem held Purim ceremonies portraying the killing, torture and expulsion of Palestinians from “their land.” As proof, the author said that “settlers” uploaded a video to Arutz Sheva showing the 2009 execution of journalist Obeida Dweik in Hevron. […] Needless to say, there is no video on Arutz Sheva of anyone “executing” Dweik. He added that the “settlers” celebrate their Jewish holidays by performing “horrible crimes of murder with the support of the occupation government and military commanders” and that there is a rabbinic “blessing”...
  • Cyrus the Great (590 BC-529 BC) --(History)

    06/29/2003 7:10:22 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 24 replies · 2,806+ views
    Marvast ^ | 6/29/03 | Marvast
    Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Archaemenian dynasty and the Persian Empire. Cyrus' military victories eventually put him in possession of the largest empire in the world at that time. No doubt he was a remarkably humane ruler for his time. Certainly he has achieved his greatness not by words but by hard and difficult choices, actions, and sacrifice. Without any doubt all the above selected criteria in regard to Cyrus the Great is true. Even the Greeks, who for a long time considered the Persian Empire to be the chief threat to their own independence, never ceased...
  • Esther and the King (1960)

    03/24/2016 11:56:54 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/24/'13 | ClassicHollywood
    Click on the link to watch the movie.
  • Belgian police ask Jewish community to avoid Purim masks, cancel festivities

    03/24/2016 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    The Jewish Crisis Management Team of Antwerp urged the community to comply with these rules and declared the next three days to be days of mourning with celebrations and public feasting forbidden. A clear set of rules for Purim celebrations were released on Wednesday in a press release from the office of the High Commissioner of the Antwerp Police in light of the terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels on Tuesday, according to reports by local media. According to the report, due to heightened security concerns, police have requested that the Jewish community avoid wearing masks that cover the...
  • Fearful for safety, synagogues in Belgium have canceled Purim celebrations

    03/23/2016 10:43:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    For the Jews of Belgium, Wednesday should have been the happiest day on the calendar. Purim, the most raucous and joyful Jewish holiday, begins Wednesday at sundown. But this year, there will be no merriment in Brussels. With the holiday falling the day after terrorist attacks that killed at least 31 people and injured 270 more in the capital city, the Jewish congregations in Brussels decided that celebrating Purim would not be appropriate — or safe.
  • Stalin and the Purim Miracle

    03/22/2016 10:24:28 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 21 replies
    Aish HaTorah ^ | Undated | Barbara Penn
    Jewish holidays are not merely a commemoration of an event in time. The time of year in which the amiracle occurred was an opportune time for the conception of that miracle. As we make our way toward the Purim holiday, we are entering a time zone in which the all the Haman's of the world can fail and Jewish redemption is born. The death and downfall of Stalin is an example of a miraculous, yet untold, modern day Purim story. Joseph Stalin, tyrant of communist Russia dubbed the invincible “man of steel,” who murdered approximately 20,000,000 of his own people,...
  • Reading of The Book of Esther Megillat Hebrew for Purim

    03/22/2016 10:07:59 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/13/'13 | Rabbi Moshe Weisblum
    Click on the link for the video.
  • Queen Esther and Netanyahu

    03/06/2015 5:04:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2015 | Michael Curtis
    Queen Esther, the heroine of the Biblical story of Purim when the Jewish people was saved from annihilation at the hands of the Persian villain, got a thunderous standing ovation when her name was mentioned in the Halls of Congress on March 3, 2015. She would have been delighted by the speech made there by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke of the urgency of dealing effectively with the Iranian threat to annihilate his country Less delighted than Esther was Democratic Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who confessed she was near tears throughout the speech...
  • Zarif says Iran an historic haven of the Jewish people

    03/05/2015 4:32:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Iranian FM Zarif says that Netanyahu's position reflects "bigotry" over facts. WASHINGTON – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says that his country has saved the Jewish people three times in history, and does not seek their annihilation. In an interview with NBC News, Zarif rejected characterizations to the contrary put forth by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week in an address to a joint meeting of the US Congress. “Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us,” Netanyahu said on the eve of Purim, commemorating the salvation of Iran’s Jews under threats...
  • Purim and the Jewish response to terror

    03/06/2015 2:21:12 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    Pogroms. Genocide. Jihad. These are the devices our enemies have directed against us throughout the ages, for no other reason than because we are Jews. Yet for all that, the commitment to mercy and justice that defines us as a people and sets us apart from the other nations of the earth ensures that we would never seek the destruction of another people simply because of who they are. Or wouldn't we? You shall erase the memory of Amolek from beneath the heavens. < snip > In short, Amolek introduced the world to the tactics of terrorism, launching a suicide...
  • Greenfield: The Ages of Purim

    03/05/2015 4:44:22 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 The Ages of Purim Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Tonight begins the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim. Like so many Jewish holidays, it is an inconvenient fit for liberal clergy and parishioners who insist that Jewish values consist of social justice. There is no peace process conducted with Haman, the chief villain of the Purim story. No one tries to understand his point of view or figure out how much bowing he will accept in exchange for calling off the genocide. Instead he and his fellow conspirators must die. Purim...
  • Report: Iran’s Supreme Leader Hospitalized in Critical Condition

    03/04/2015 10:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    INN ^ | 3/5/2015, 7:27 AM | Ari Yashar
    Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday. According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran after several of his bodily systems had already failed. The reports add that the 76-year-old supreme leader of the Islamic regime has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition. Recently it has been reported that he was suffering from prostate cancer which had spread to additional...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Happy Purim (sunset 3/4) ~ 01 March 2015

    02/28/2015 5:01:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 106 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          HAPPY PURIM Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his daughter. Esther was taken to the house of Ahasuerus, King of Persia, to become part of his harem. King Ahasuerus loved Esther more than his other...
  • Secrets in the Scroll of Esther

    02/22/2015 9:25:03 PM PST · by Phinneous · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/3/2013 | Rabbi Mordechai Kraft
    A video class (in English y'all) about the history of "Amalek" and a seemingly superfluous verse in the Scroll of Esther. In short (if you don't have 48 minutes to listen to a fascinating class) -The nation of Amalek in the Bible is the modern nation of Germany (the Rabbi lists Jewish Rabbinical sources stating it will be such-- even before the Midevil kingdoms of Germany emerged) -Esther asks King Achashverosh to (Es 9:13) Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto...
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "Esther and the King"(1960)

    03/30/2014 10:04:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1960 | Raoul Walsh
  • Happy Purim!

    03/16/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 35 replies
    &#1502;&#1490;&#1497;&#1500;&#1514; &#1488;&#1505;&#1514;&#1512; | 3/16/14 | Me, Myself & I
    Chag Someach!
  • Purima, The making of a King's Bride

    03/16/2014 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Errant · 79 replies
    As a believer, you may have never paid much attention to Purim, the story of Esther — but you should! In a prophetic sense, the story of Purim… is the story of YOUR life! The story of Purim is all about Esther (aka Hadassah), the unlikely choice of the king after his initial choice rejected him. Sounds like the love story of a certain Messiah we know, doesn’t it? That’s why the story of Purim is YOUR story. It’s all about being chosen and accepted, and being challenged to do the right thing even when all hope appears lost.
  • Comedian Accuses LA Comedy Club of Canceling Purim Show ‘Because They Don’t Want to Support Israel’

    03/06/2014 3:56:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-6-14
    Jewish comedian Stephen Glickman late Wednesday accused Burbank, California, comedy club Flappers of cancelling his all-Jewish pre-Purim show, scheduled for this Sunday, because club management did not want its venue used to support Israel. On Twitter, Glickman said: “The Purim stand up show at @FlappersComedy has been cancelled because the owners said they do not support benefits that support Israel.” “Everyone should have the right to believe what they want but a COMEDY CLUB being ANTI ISRAEL is disgraceful and as a Jewish man I am hurt!” he wrote on Twitter. Glickman told his 283,000 Twitter followers: “I’ll be reaching...
  • How to Read the Papers (Insights into the Scroll of Esther)

    02/25/2013 8:56:58 PM PST · by Phinneous · 1 replies ^ | 3/10/09 | Rabbi Joseph Jacobson
    How to Read the Newspaper & the Websites Learning from the Megillah how to Understand World Events. A Wild King Throws a Feast for 187 Days, But What Does It Got To Do with the Jewish Mission?
  • Photos: Soldiers Faced Day of Violence; More Expected

    02/24/2013 2:46:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israel's security forces faced rioting throughout Judea and Samaria on Purim. No one was reported hurt. The security forces are bracing for more violence, as preparations are being made for the funeral of a terrorist who died while in Israeli custody. Israel says he died of heart failure, but Arab inciters claim he died as a result of being beaten. ..... Photos
  • Purim: A Non Progressive Jewish Holiday

    02/24/2013 7:35:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Seraphic ^ | 2/24/12 | Robert J. Avrech
    Today the Jewish people celebrate the holiday of Purim. It’s an old and familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia. It’s That Genocide Thing. Again. Most of the Jews in this multicultural Persian kingdom have been enlightened to the point where they enthusiastically attend royal feasts and gorge themselves off the golden plates and cups looted from the holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. But these court Jews have evolved past that old, tired Judaism. They’re all new-agey, progressive, and they know that Jewish history has moved...
  • The Ages of Purim

    02/24/2013 4:54:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 3 Feb 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tonight begins the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim commemorating a historical incident of little relevance to the present day, involving a plot to exterminate the Jewish people. It is one of those holidays, that like most Jewish holidays, is inconvenient for liberal clergy because it involves violence and nationalism. Jewish holidays often make a poor fit with liberal pieties. Three of them end with mass bloodshed, not with reconciliation commissions, suggesting that life is a zero sum game and that those who try to kill you, deserve what's coming to them. There is nothing vague or ephemeral about...
  • The Original `Al HaNissim (music for Purim)

    02/23/2013 6:45:32 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1974 | Izhar Cohen
    Click on the link and enjoy! Purim sameach!
  • Purim, party and paradox [Jewish Interest]

    02/22/2013 5:23:23 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Rabbi David Aaron
    Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jews from the wicked Haman's scheme to exterminate all the Jewish men, women, and children living in the Persian empire, which essentially meant all the Jews in the world. On Purim we are obligated to hear the Book of Esther which recounts the Purim story and enjoy a festive meal. We are also required to give charity to the poor, send two food items to a friend, and get so drunk that we do not know the difference between Haman, the villain, and Mordechai, the righteous hero of the story? (This last commandment, I...
  • Geller and Spencer in The Jewish Press: Taunting the Lions in the Lions’ Den

    01/31/2013 5:49:30 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Setting the record straight on all of the nonsense: Taunting the Lions in the Lions’ Den The Jewish Press, January 30, 2013 CZC is holding a Purim gala honoring Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at Santa Monica’s Shangri-La Hotel. By: Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer It is a rare instance when Muslims publicly make amends to Jews for their vicious anti-Semitism and then underwrite a Zionist event honoring two fierce Zionists. In fact, we don’t know of any time this has happened other than this one: the newly formed Creative Zionist Coalition (CZC) is holding a Purim gala honoring Pamela...
  • The Book of Obama: The Ganza Megillah

    03/11/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    The story of Purim is found in the Book of Esther, a long, detailed story known as the "Megillah." In Yiddish, the term "Ganza Megillah" has a number of meanings -- usually a long story -- which is how I am using it now. This week was Purim, the start of the post-mortem releases of the Breitbart tapes on Obama. This is the beginning of the Breitbart effort to force the first open media focus on the racism at the heart of so called Critical Race Studies and an honest examination of who Obama really is. I think all three...
  • Purim is Timeless...(Esther)

    03/08/2012 1:54:14 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    Blessed and Happy Purim to all of our Jewish friends, and to all who have a heart affinity with ‘Israel’, and Israel’s God. I read an amazing article on Purim this morning, by Daniel Greenfield,aka Sultan Knish, called “The Ages Of Purim”. I can’t recommend Sultan’s blog highly enough, he really sets the ‘gold standard ‘ for blogging, as far as I am concerned, and this insightful article is a prime example. In the article, Greenfield points out that three of the stories behind the Jewish holidays commemorate the Divine destruction of Israel’s enemies. The story of Passover ends with...
  • A short Purim vanity

    03/06/2012 4:44:05 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 40 replies
    Self | 3/6/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    It's been a while since I've posted a vanity (in fact there's been so much infighting here that I don't post as much as I used to), but I hope this one will be worth reading. As many of you know, tomorrow night and next day (3/7-8) is Purim, the holiday that commemorates G-d's ever-governing providence, however well hidden, behind the scenes. It also celebrates irony, since the day that set aside for the annihilation of the Jews was instead the day they destroyed their enemies. Right now I can't think of anything we need to remind ourselves of more...
  • Netanyahu Gives Obama Purim Scroll

    03/05/2012 4:07:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Mar 5, 2012 | Jonathan Ferziger
    Netanyahu Gives Obama Purim Scroll (Cannot be posted)
  • Dancing In The Street As Governor Palin Arrives In Israel

    03/19/2011 9:52:42 PM PDT · by dalight · 218 replies
    Sheya ^ | March 19, 2011 | Staff Writer
    Upon Governor Palin’s arrival Israelis will be celebrating the festivities of Purim. Purim is the day Jews celebrate the story of Esther. It’s a very festive day. Kids dress up and food gifts are distributed to family and friends. People are very joyous and its common to see lots of singing and dancing in the streets. It’s customary to drink lots of wine on Purim. It is also a day of giving a lot of money to charity. Everywhere in the world, including most of Israel, Purim began at sundown on Saturday night and ends after sundown on Sunday night....
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ HAPPY PURIM ~ March 20, 2011

    03/19/2011 5:06:14 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 129 replies
    The Canteen Crew | March 19, 2011 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!
            ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his daughter. Esther was taken to the house of Ahasuerus, King of Persia, to become part of his harem. King Ahasuerus loved Esther...
  • Purim’s Message

    03/17/2011 4:35:07 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/17/2011 | editorial
    Purim’s central message is particularly relevant today: The Jewish people should feel grateful for not always being on the receiving end of history’s tragedies. It has been falsely claimed of the late educator Ernst Simon (1899-1988) that he would intentionally avoid celebrating Purim. Uncomfortable with the idea that the Purim miracle included the killing of 75,000 enemies of the Jews, the traditional-minded Israel Prize laureate and co-founder of Brit Shalom purportedly would remain in Jerusalem on the 14th of the month of Adar (the day Purim is not celebrated in the capital) and go elsewhere on the 15th (the day...
  • Purim, Again: From Ahashverosh to Ahmadinejad. The War Against the Jews Contunues.

    03/03/2010 5:34:16 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 277+ views
    PajamasMedia/FasterPlease/Michael Ledeen ^ | February 27th, 2010 | Michael Ledeen
    I wrote this a year ago, and it seems worth repeating. Tonight we Jews read the Book of Esther, and we celebrate the battle our ancestors won against the antisemites in Persia more than two thousand years ago. It could not come at a more appropriate time, as Benjamin Netanyahu organizes an Israeli Government whose main task is the protection of the Jews against antisemites in Persia. Again. Anyone who wants to learn more about the Book of Esther–and its signal importance in the history of political thought–should read Yoram Hazony’s The Dawn. It is one of those stories that...
  • Israel may let sponsors beam messages onto Western Wall

    02/28/2010 12:01:03 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 11 replies · 461+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 14 Adar 5770 | Avi Nalaf
    Most people go to the Western Wall to pray, but now some will also head there to pay. The cabinet is set to approve a plan that would allow for sponsorship messages to be beamed onto the Western Wall, sources in the Prime Minister's Office told Haaretz Saturday. . . . "After thousands of years of just being there, the Western Wall will finally be able to fulfill its commercial potential," King said. "The religious and spiritual center of the Jewish people should reflect Jewish heritage - and thus be dedicated to bringing in a healthy profit."
  • Where is the tomb of Mordechai and Esther?

    03/11/2009 5:42:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 1,044+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-11-9 | MICHAEL FREUND
    A few months ago, the normally hostile Iranian regime took the rather unusual step of adding a Jewish holy site to its National Heritage List. On December 9, 2008, Iranian news outlets reported that the tomb of Mordechai and Esther, the heroes of the Purim saga, would now be under official government protection and responsibility. The purported tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran. Photo: Courtesy The move cast a brief spotlight on the site, which is well-known to Iranian Jews but largely unfamiliar to those outside the country. And with Purim being celebrated this week, it is worth taking...
  • History's oldest hatred

    03/11/2009 1:32:44 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 24 replies · 1,105+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/11/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    ANTI-SEMITISM is an ancient derangement, the oldest of hatreds, so it is strange that it lacks a more meaningful name. The misnomer "anti-Semitism" - a term coined in 1879 by the German agitator Wilhelm Marr, who wanted a scientific-sounding euphemism for Judenhass, or Jew-hatred - is particularly inane, since hostility to Jews has never had anything to do with Semites or being Semitic. Perhaps there is no good name for a virus as mutable as anti-Semitism. "The Jews have been objects of hatred in pagan, religious, and secular societies," write Joseph Telushkin and Dennis Prager in "Why the Jews?," their...
  • Egyptian Cleric's Call--->Shut Down Starbucks, It's A Jewish Plot

    03/10/2009 8:43:10 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 765+ views
    MEMRI/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/10/09 | Yidwithlid
    According to the Trademark documents, the Starbucks [Starbucks] mark consists of the wording "Starbucks Coffee" in a circular seal with two stars, and the design of a siren (a two-tailed mermaid) wearing a crown". But if you listen to Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi whose TV Sermons are seen through out the Muslim world, that two-tailed mermaid is really a picture of the Jewish Queen Esther, who's act of bravery is celebrated today, the Jewish Holiday of Purim. During his January 25th, show Higazi called for all Starbucks throughout the Arab and Islamic world to be shut down:
  • Purim and the limits of imagination

    03/10/2009 8:19:33 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 2 replies · 207+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/10/'09 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    Today, however, the light of reality shines neither cold nor harsh enough to make us open our eyes. Millions rally for an illusory peace to be won by appeasement before an expanding international culture of terrorism. Voices cry out against the leaders of democracy and in support of the enemies of mankind, urging us to walk the path of peace by laying down our arms before our enemies. Their anthem, it seems, echoes from a generation built on dreams and surviving on pure fantasy:
  • Purim terror in Israel

    03/21/2008 8:53:43 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Jerusalem Newswire ^ | March 21, 2008 | Stan Goodenough
    A 13-year-old boy was wounded in a terrorist attack near Hebron Thursday evening, and at least three rockets rained down on the Negev Friday morning, shattering an uneasy calm. The attacks came as the Jews of Israel and the world - along with their friends - had begun celebrating the weekend holiday of Purim - their deliverance from an unending train of enemies, beginning with Haman of ancient Persia - present-day Iran. According to reports, the attack Thursday evening was a roadside explosive charge detonated as a car drove by, sending shrapnel into the body of the boy and leaving...
  • A Purim Lesson in Standing up to Evil

    03/20/2008 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Uri’el-2012 · 27 replies · 271+ views
    The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews ^ | March 20, 2008 | Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
    Dear Friend of Israel, Tomorrow an important Jewish holiday and an important Christian holiday coincide. As Christians solemnly observe Good Friday - and anticipate Easter, the most joyous day in the Christian year - Jews will be celebrating Purim, which begins tonight at sundown.
  • Path to Temple Runs Through Shushan

    03/20/2008 7:33:32 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 3 replies · 135+ views
    The story of Purim as related in Megillat Esther is the bridge between the destruction of the First Temple and the building of the Second Temple. Interestingly, the eastern gate to the Temple Mount is called the Shushan Gate, as if to symbolize that the path to the future Temple goes through Shushan. The feast of Ahashverosh in Shushan was a low point in Jewish history. The Jews of Ahashverosh's kingdom were so deep in exile mentality that they actually reveled and feasted at the Persian mega-party despite the fact that the (kosher) food was served on the holy Temple...
  • Rabbi: Pray against missionaries on Purim

    03/04/2007 8:50:16 AM PST · by US admirer · 3 replies · 387+ views
    Ynet news ^ | 03.03.07 | Neta Sela
    Rabbi Wosner, one of the leading hassidic rabbis, publishes plea in Hamodia newspaper. This comes on the heels of the court’s ruling that a Jehovah’s Witness conference may take place at the Congress Center in Haifa The leading hassidic authority, Rabbi Shmuel Wosner, called through the “Hamodia” newspaper to pray on the Fast of Esther for success in the struggle against “the edict of destruction and the spreading of missionary activity in the holy land”. The Rabbi is responding to the court’s decision to allow the Congress Center in Haifa to host the Jehovah’s Witness group. Two weeks ago, the...

    03/04/2007 9:47:48 AM PST · by Alouette · 67 replies · 1,110+ views
    Yahoo! news ^ | Mar. 4, 2007
    HAPPY PURIM FREEPERS! Here are some pictures of Purim celebrations, feel free to add your own! Israeli girls wear costume as they take part in a Purim parade in the town of Holon just outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 4, 2007. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) Israeli dance on a float as they take part in a Purim parade in the town of Holon just outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 4, 2007. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation...
  • Jews Celebrate Killing of Iranian Anti-Semites

    03/04/2007 8:12:43 AM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 12 replies · 683+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Adar 14, 5767 | Ezra HaLevi
    Jews in Israel and throughout the world Saturday night began celebrating the thwarting of a genocidal decree in 356 BCE, which was followed by the two-day killing of tens of thousands of the Iranian anti-Semites who were poised to wipe out the Jews. The Festival of Purim celebrates the hidden hand of G-d working through a seemingly fortuitous sequence of events that brought a Jewess named Hadassah to the Persian King’s palace under the assumed name Esther (meaning “hidden”) and allowed her to use her position to thwart the genocidal plans of the monarch’s Jew-hating advisor Haman. The holiday, though...
  • Amalek is alive and well and spreading — even if many fail to grasp its danger

    03/02/2007 1:37:22 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies · 311+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/01/'07 | Rabbi 'Avi Shafran
    The thesis that is the Jewish Nation has an antithesis: Amalek. And just as the Jewish People is defined by its Torah, so is its polar opposite associated with a particular system of thought and attitude. Amalek the nation is unknown to us today; the Biblical command to destroy it to avert the mortal threat it poses to all that is good and holy is thus moot. Amalek the notion, though, is very much present — in the broader world, the Jewish one and perhaps, to a degree, within each of us as well. And its undermining remains an obligation...
  • Six million Christian children to pray for Israel on Purim

    02/28/2007 6:39:54 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 42 replies · 856+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 28, 2007 | MATTHEW WAGNER
    Inspired by a kabbalist rabbi, an Evangelical leader from Ft. Worth, Texas, plans to enlist the "pure hearted prayers" of six million Christian children worldwide to protect the Jewish people from the Iranian nuclear threat. The prayer rally will take place before Purim, a holiday that commemorates the redemption through divine intervention of the Jewish people from an evil Persian ruler about 2,500 years ago. Purim starts on Saturday evening. Michael D. Evans, best-selling author of The American Prophecies: Ancient Scriptures Reveal Our Nation's Future, said on Monday evening that the inspiration for his idea from a report in The...
  • Prayer Vigil on Iran

    02/28/2007 11:05:14 AM PST · by dervish · 31 replies · 439+ views
    PRAYER VIGIL ON TA'ANIT ESTHER Iranian Mission @ 40th Street and 3rd Avenue, New York Thursday March 1, 2007 from Noon - 1pm It happened 2,500 years ago in ancient Persia, and it’s happening again today in Iran. An evil leader named Haman wanted to kill all the Jews. Now an evil leader named Ahmadinejad wants to do the same. This is the moment when Jews—indeed all people who believe in justice—must come together in solidarity. Queen Esther delared, “Gather all the Jews in this city” for fasting and prayer (Book of Esther 4:16). We’ve been celebrating Purim ever since....
  • The Holiday When We Became Jewish

    02/26/2007 2:18:15 PM PST · by APRPEH · 2 replies · 242+ views ^ | For Purim | Rabbi Naftali Silberberg
    What is the significance of the name "Jew"? Where does the word come from and what does it mean? The word Jew (Yehudi in the Hebrew) is a derivative of the name Judah (Yehudah), Jacob's fourth son; hence calling someone by this name would seemingly imply that the person is a descendant of that particular tribe. However, as is well known, Jacob had twelve sons, progenitors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, all of whom comprise our great nation. Why, then, is the entire Israelite nation known as "Jews"? (The conventional answer to this question is that the majority of...
  • A Purim Question (vanity)

    02/26/2007 12:28:41 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies · 202+ views
    Self | 02/26/'07 | Zionist Conspiracy
    If I remember correctly, the original three day fast the Jews kept during the Purim episode (as related in the Megillah) took place on 13, 14, and 15 Nisan. This includes the night of the SederDid Jews still observe the Seder that year, or did the 'Anshei-HaKenesset HaGedolah issue a hora'at sha`ah that cancelled it for that year? This certainly would have been well within their authority.