Purim Jerusalem

The festive holiday of Purim commemorates Israel’s salvation from extermination by the mighty Persian Empire, some 2500 years ago. Jews in Israel and all over the world celebrate Purim on the 14th day of Adar as a time of “Light, Gladness, Joy and Honor for the Jewish people” (Esther 8:16).

A local terrorist group, Jaish-Ul-Hind, claims responsibility for the minor explosion that took place on Jan. 29. A note found at the scene hints that the failed attack was a prelude to others.