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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Happy Purim (sunset 3/5) ~ 01 March 2015

    02/28/2015 5:01:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 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 · 40 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
    מגילת אסתר | 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 · 11 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.
  • Send Shaloch Manos For Purim To An American Soldier

    02/21/2007 3:53:35 PM PST · by APRPEH · 10 replies · 283+ views
    Kehot Online ^ | NOW | none
  • Total heroes: George W. Bush and Condi Rice - Only in one nation outside of the U.S.

    03/17/2006 4:46:13 PM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 21 replies · 948+ views
    Marc h 17, 2006 | Vanity
    Figures of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. President George W. Bush are displayed during a Purim parade in the central Israeli town of Holon March 14, 2006. In every other nation in the world, including the UK (I can attest to that), if anyone actually had the temerity to build such a float, the riders would be lynched and the truck and float wrecked. Only in Israel do crowds cheer. Only in Israel are President George W. Bush and Dr. Condoleezza Rice total heroes. (And doesn't Condi look just great!)
  • 49 Haredim Arrested in J'lem for Purim Riots

    03/15/2006 5:36:18 PM PST · by Cecily · 10 replies · 370+ views
    YNet News ^ | March 16, 2006 | Neta Sela
    Like every year, the Purim holiday in Jerusalem kept the city’s police force busy with some haredim, unable to hold their drink, engaging in disturbances. Police on Wednesday night arrested 21 ultra-Orthodox men suspected of throwing stones and firing firecrackers at police officers. A policeman lightly injured from stones was treated at Shabbat Square in the city, where dozens of haredim tried to attack two Arab taxi drivers. Policemen who evacuated the Arab drivers came under a barrage of stones and firecrackers.
  • Now You See God, Now You Don't

    03/15/2006 5:18:52 AM PST · by ET(end tyranny) · 28 replies · 693+ views
    Aish ^ | March 7, 2004 | Sara Yoheved Rigler
    Unmasking the Divine on Purim.Nineteen years ago, during my first month living in Israel, I was riding a bus up Jerusalem's main thoroughfare, Jaffa Road. The bus stopped for a red light, and I gazed out the window. I saw an elderly, overweight woman trudging up the hill, schlepping many large bags. A beggar was sitting on the pavement, his hand outstretched. The old woman stopped, set her bags down, one at a time, on the sidewalk, rummaged through her purse, took out her wallet, and handed a coin to the beggar. At that point, the light changed and my...
  • Purim in pictures from around the world - Am Yisrael Chai! (Warning: some very large pics)

    03/13/2006 2:58:22 PM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 12 replies · 464+ views
    March 13, 2006 | Vanity
    Purim In Israel – Adar 5766/March 2006 Times past - Purims around the world Purim in Romania at the Lauder Purim in Poland before the Holocaust - "Cracow Wedding," Purim play Purim in Milwaukee Purim at Mike's Place bar in Jerusalem (A suicide bomber attacked Mike's Place in 2003 murdering 3 and wounding 50) Purim in Melbourne Australia Purim in Russia Purim with Chabad at Wellesley
  • Purim Satire News Report [Happy Purim, FReepers!]

    03/13/2006 6:29:55 PM PST · by Alouette · 8 replies · 257+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Mar. 14, 2006
    Sharon Awakens, Hamaninajad Nuked, Aliyah Soars, Arutz-7 Turns Down Request to Broadcast, Marzelchai Refuses to Bow Out, and More - all in this exclusive Purim Satire Report! Purim Satire News Report Headlines: 1. Sharon Wakes From Coma – Declares He Is a Changed Man 2. Mahmud Hamandinjad House Gets Nuked, All Within Die 3. Jews "Get It", America Faces Nationwide Bankruptcy 4. Marzelchai Refuses to Bow 5. Gov´t Begs Arutz-7: Please Resume Broadcasting 6. ´Save the Kinneret´ Purim Drive Raises Water Level Muchly 7. Concern in Israeli Police: Can´t Find Good Truncheons Anywhere 8. Ahashverosh ruled over 127 Medinas, here...
  • My Brother's Keeper?

    03/13/2006 4:14:58 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 4 replies · 218+ views
    front page magazine ^ | 13 march 2006 | David Meir-Levi
    Brit Tzedek v’Shalom (Covenant of Justice and Peace: hereafter BTvS), a Jewish “peace and justice for Palestinians” group ( published the names of 387 Rabbis who have signed a petition demanding that our government not withhold aid to the Hamas-controlled government of the Palestinian Authority. This petition is BTvS’s response to the Ros-Lehtinen/Lantos Bill, HR4681, which would deny U.S. funds to the PA unless Hamas relents on its commitment to the destruction of Israel and the extermination of the Jewish people. These rabbis have to be familiar with the Hamas covenant, which spells out Hamas’s messianic commitment to the end-of-days...
  • Purim terrorist attack prevented

    03/12/2006 10:00:22 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 20 replies · 483+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 13, 2006
    Two Palestinians were caught on Sunday night at the Beit Iba checkpoint, west of Nablus, carrying a 20-kilogram explosive device. The device was hidden in a jug, inside one of the men's bag. Sappers on the scene detonated the device, and the suspects were taken for interrogation. IDF sources said the device was meant for an attack in Israel.
  • Should Israel rename "Hamantashen" to "Ahmadinejadtashen"? FReep this Poll!

    02/16/2006 5:37:34 PM PST · by Alouette · 18 replies · 378+ views ^ | Feb. 16, 2006
    Should Hamantashen (Purim pastries) be renamed to Ahmadinejadtashen?
  • A Purim Prayer and Purim in the IDF

    03/24/2005 3:32:41 AM PST · by IAF ThunderPilot · 12 replies · 345+ views
    Purim is here again. Like its motto, "venahafoch hu", when nothing is quite what it seems to be, Purim represents complexity, confusion and conflict. It was a time of shortsightedness, even blindness, of contradictory options and opinions, of danger and fear, of hopelessness, and finally, of renewed emunah (faith), teshuvah (repentance), salvation and unprecedented joy. Purim may be a joyful, "fun" holiday today, but while it was happening, it was not a fun time at all. And it took a long while to transpire - nine long years of tension and fear from the time of Achashverosh's first banquet until...
  • Purimschpiel: ACLU in a Quandary

    03/23/2005 7:46:04 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 13 replies · 659+ views
    Vanity | 3/23/05 | Zionist Conspirator
    BUZZARD'S GIZZARD, WYOMING--The local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is in a quandary of--ahem--"monumental" proportions after the authorities of this hamlet unveiled, on public property, a carving of the Ten Commandments--on a giant penis. "Here's the problem," the local ACLU chapter head, Seamus Von Blucher, said, "unless the monument comes down this instant, it will mean we are living in an unconstitutional Christian theocracy, just like we did prior to 1973. However, since the Commandments are inscribed on a giant penis we can't remove them without implying that we are living in an unconstitutional Christian theocracy, just like...
  • Esther's Iranian tomb draws pilgrims of all religious stripes

    03/22/2005 9:48:58 AM PST · by freedom44 · 27 replies · 934+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/22/05 | Helen Eliassian
    Though the holiday of Purim is celebrated by Jews worldwide, the story, based as it is in Persia, has special resonance for the Jews of Iran. Recent decades have proved difficult for Persian Jews, many of whom fled the country after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. From a community of about 100,000, an estimated 25,000 to 35,000 now remain. This month, Jews from across Iran will pray at a shrine in Hamadan, in northwestern Iran, dedicated to the heroes of the Purim story. They will likely be met upon arrival by Muslims and Christians, who pray year-round at the unusual shrine....
  • IDF foils Jerusalem suicide attack in Ramallah operation

    03/06/2004 10:45:35 AM PST · by yonif · 5 replies · 168+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/6/2004 | Amos Harel
    Police in Jerusalem reduced the severity of a terror alert on Saturday afternoon, after an Israel Defense Forces operation in the West Bank town of Ramallah foiled a suicide attack that was planned to be carried out in the capital on Saturday evening. Despite the reduction of the level of the alert, police and security forces will retain their high presence in the capital through the Purim holiday. The road between Jerusalem and Givat Ze`ev was closed to traffic, and there were heavy traffic jams on the road between the capital and Ma`aleh Adumim, the radio said. Security forces removed...