By Deena Levenstein
You know, it’s truly shocking… They tried to kill us. We won. And so we celebrate Purim. Personally I think we should make a holiday to celebrate that time “they” didn’t try to kill us but we’ll go with what we’ve got.
This year Purim is Wednesday evening to Thursday evening, March 4-5, 2015 and in Jerusalem (and other “walled” cities) it is one day later.
In Israel, every reason is a reason to party and Purim is the ultimate reason, bringing thousands to the streets…
- Mahane Yehuda Shuk, Jerusalem, the eve of Purim 2015 (Photo by Eitan Press)
In hilarious costumes…
- Even the doggies dress up! (Photo by Brian Thomas)
For huge street carnivals and parties galore.
In Jerusalem alone there is so much going on for kids and for young adults, including the amazing street party in Nachlaot:
There is also a huge street party in Tel Aviv and just general happiness around Israel:
In case you’re wondering why Jews dress up on Purim, well, there is the stuff you learn growing up, and there is this (look of shock!).
Either way, it is festive, amusing and all around a good time.
We wish all Jews around the world a happy Purim from Touring Israel!
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