Sunday, 20 March 2011

Purim in Israel

The Jewish Festival of Purim Begins Saturday Night in Israel!

"And the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and with slaughter and destruction, and did what they would unto them that hated them."(Esther 10:5)


     

Purim is celebrated by giving gifts to the poor, gifts to our friends (mishloach manot), listening to the reading of the Scroll of Esther twice, and finally, getting very drunk during a ritual meal and wearing costumes!

More on Purim at DoubleTapper

1 comment:

Opus #6 said...

Happy Purim!