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In this Feb. 24 2013 photo, a brooklyn family dressed up as lemons. The Lemons delivering shaloch monos in thier lemonzineIn this Feb. 24 2013 photo, a brooklyn family dressed up as lemons. The Lemons delivering shaloch monos in thier lemonzine

New York - Purim, 5773, officially began this past Saturday evening as the Megillah of Esther was being read in thousands of synagogues around the world.

The holiday celebrates the defeat of one of the Jewish worst enemies, Haman the Wicked, in ancient Persia.

Due to popular demand we are posting more photos today Monday Feb . 25, please check back this post often and look for time update on the left hand corner .

Please send us your family celebration shots and will post them.. Photos must be high resolution, please add captions and details, when u send them..

email them to newstips@vosizneias.com  or vinnews@hotmail.com 

Photos form Israel Feb. 25 2013

Children wear costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. Children wear costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Children wearing costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim wait to get out of a car in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. Children wearing costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim wait to get out of a car in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks past children wearing costumes for the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks past children wearing costumes for the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Children wearing costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim wait to get out of a car in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.Children wearing costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim wait to get out of a car in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
A boy wears a costume for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. A boy wears a costume for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man pours water on his head during celebrations for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man pours water on his head during celebrations for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and their rabbi (C) celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and their rabbi (C) celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 25, 2013. Purim, which will be marked next week, is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy (C) stands amongst men during celebrations for the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem February 25, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy (C) stands amongst men during celebrations for the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem February 25, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands amongst men during celebrations for the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem February 25, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands amongst men during celebrations for the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem February 25, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem February 25, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem February 25, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
In a Jewish 'yeshiva,' or seminary in Jerusalem, hundreds of devotees at prayers late 25 February 2013 as they elaborate the holiday of Purim, commemorating the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. (Credit: EPA)In a Jewish ‘yeshiva,’ or seminary in Jerusalem, hundreds of devotees at prayers late 25 February 2013 as they elaborate the holiday of Purim, commemorating the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. (Credit: EPA)
In a Jewish 'yeshiva,' or seminary in Jerusalem, children gather as elders group for prayers nearby late 25 February 2013 as they elaborate the holiday of Purim, commemorating the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther (Credit: EPA)In a Jewish ‘yeshiva,’ or seminary in Jerusalem, children gather as elders group for prayers nearby late 25 February 2013 as they elaborate the holiday of Purim, commemorating the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther (Credit: EPA)
A Jewish boy wears a longitude white bead during prayers during the Jewish holiday of Purim in a Jerusalem 'yeshiva,' or seminary, late 25 February 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. (Credit: EPA)A Jewish boy wears a longitude white bead during prayers during the Jewish holiday of Purim in a Jerusalem ‘yeshiva,’ or seminary, late 25 February 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men dance and sing during a celebrations for the holiday of Purim at the Matmidim Hasidic dynasty synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men dance and sing during a celebrations for the holiday of Purim at the Matmidim Hasidic dynasty synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. (Credit: EPA)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in  costumes revel on a street in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in costumes revel on a street in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish women belonging to the religious sect 'Women of Lease' with their children in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)An ultra-Orthodox Jewish women belonging to the religious sect ‘Women of Lease’ with their children in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in a lion's costume revel in a synagogue in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in a lion’s costume revel in a synagogue in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel in their house in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel in their house in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in a costume in a synagogue in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in a costume in a synagogue in Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)
Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)Inebriated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men revel on a street of Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013, during celebrations of the joyous holiday of Purim. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and many religious Jews drink openly during the holiday. (Credit: EPA)

Video from Feb.24 2013. Shimon Gifter/VINNews.com

Various photos from Feb. 24 by Shimon Gifter.

Purim in Williamsburg Feb. 24 2013. Photos by Stefano Giovannini/VINNews.com

Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini
Purim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano GiovanniniPurim Jewish holiday in the ultraorthodox Jewish secyion of Williamsburg, off Lee and Bedford avenues. photo by Stefano Giovannini

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Purim in Israel Feb 24 2013

A man in a clown costume dance with israeli settlers during the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim in the divided West Bank town of Hebron. February 24, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)A man in a clown costume dance with israeli settlers during the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim in the divided West Bank town of Hebron. February 24, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Jewish settlers dance together with Israeli soldiers during the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim in the divided West Bank town of Hebron. February 24, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Jewish settlers dance together with Israeli soldiers during the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim in the divided West Bank town of Hebron. February 24, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Jewish settlers wearing costumes dancing during the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim in the divided West Bank town of Hebron. February 24, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Jewish settlers wearing costumes dancing during the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim in the divided West Bank town of Hebron. February 24, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli Border Police carrying festive balloons balloons as a young Jewish settler boy in a military costume plays with his toy machine gun during the annual settler Purim parade in the West Bank city of Hebron 24 February 2013. The holiday of Purim is a celebration Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and its a holiday of good cheer celebrated with costumes and drinking in public. (Credit: EPA)Israeli Border Police carrying festive balloons balloons as a young Jewish settler boy in a military costume plays with his toy machine gun during the annual settler Purim parade in the West Bank city of Hebron 24 February 2013. The holiday of Purim is a celebration Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and its a holiday of good cheer celebrated with costumes and drinking in public. (Credit: EPA)
As an Israeli Border Policeman chats with a Jewish settler girl in a clown costume, a Palestinian boy looks on near some graffiti saying 'Free Israel,' in the divided West Bank city of Hebron 24 February 2013 as the several hundred Jews who live in settlements here hold their annual Purim parade. The holiday of Purim is a celebration Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and its a holiday of good cheer celebrated with costumes and drinking in public. The Palestinian boy stands on the Palestinian side of a cement barrier that is used to separate Jews from Arabs near the Old City area at the Cave of the Patriarchs. (Credit: EPA)As an Israeli Border Policeman chats with a Jewish settler girl in a clown costume, a Palestinian boy looks on near some graffiti saying ‘Free Israel,’ in the divided West Bank city of Hebron 24 February 2013 as the several hundred Jews who live in settlements here hold their annual Purim parade. The holiday of Purim is a celebration Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and its a holiday of good cheer celebrated with costumes and drinking in public. The Palestinian boy stands on the Palestinian side of a cement barrier that is used to separate Jews from Arabs near the Old City area at the Cave of the Patriarchs. (Credit: EPA)
Palestinian children including a young girl (C R) look at passing Jewish settlers in costumes, and one settler returns a glaring look (C ) during the annual settler Purim parade in the divided West Bank city of Hebron, 24 February 2013. The holiday of Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and is a holiday of good cheer celebrated with costumes and drinking in public. The Palestinian children stand on the Palestinian side of a cement barrier that is used to separate Jews from Arabs in the Old City area near the Cave of the Patriarchs. (Credit: EPA)Palestinian children including a young girl (C R) look at passing Jewish settlers in costumes, and one settler returns a glaring look (C ) during the annual settler Purim parade in the divided West Bank city of Hebron, 24 February 2013. The holiday of Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and is a holiday of good cheer celebrated with costumes and drinking in public. The Palestinian children stand on the Palestinian side of a cement barrier that is used to separate Jews from Arabs in the Old City area near the Cave of the Patriarchs. (Credit: EPA)
A Jewish settler, dressed in costume, stands near Israeli soldiers as they guard during a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron February 24, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)A Jewish settler, dressed in costume, stands near Israeli soldiers as they guard during a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron February 24, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men look at a boy dressed up as a car outside a synagogue during Purim celebrations in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 23 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the salvation of Jewish people in ancient Persia. (Credit: EPA)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men look at a boy dressed up as a car outside a synagogue during Purim celebrations in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 23 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the salvation of Jewish people in ancient Persia. (Credit: EPA)
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man arrives with his costumed sons to a synagogue during Purim celebrations in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 23 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the salvation of Jewish people in ancient Persia. (Credit: EPA)An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man arrives with his costumed sons to a synagogue during Purim celebrations in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 23 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the salvation of Jewish people in ancient Persia. (Credit: EPA)
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish women and her costumed children pass by a beggar on a street in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)An Ultra Orthodox Jewish women and her costumed children pass by a beggar on a street in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish girls walk costumed for Purim on a street in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 23 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)Ultra Orthodox Jewish girls walk costumed for Purim on a street in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 23 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish boy costumed for Purim acts as if he was drunk on a bench in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)An Ultra Orthodox Jewish boy costumed for Purim acts as if he was drunk on a bench in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish smokes a cigarette while dressed up as a medic for Purim in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)An Ultra Orthodox Jewish smokes a cigarette while dressed up as a medic for Purim in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish children run in their Purim costumes an a street in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)Ultra Orthodox Jewish children run in their Purim costumes an a street in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, 24 February 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. On the holiday is also customary to give money to charity or food baskets to the poor while also enjoy a festive meal and celebrate in public. (Credit: EPA)

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Purim In Borough Park section of Brooklyn, NY. Photos: Eli Wohl

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Purim In Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY Photos: credit Stefano Giovannini/VIN News

Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY on February 23, 2013.  The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/ VIN News)

Purim In Israel

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim during the Purim celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim during the Purim celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim play in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim play in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys play as they dressed in a special costume for Purim in the stairway inside a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys play as they dressed in a special costume for Purim in the stairway inside a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man (2nd L) dances with a landlord inside a house where he came to ask for donations for his Yeshiva as part of Purim tradition in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man (2nd L) dances with a landlord inside a house where he came to ask for donations for his Yeshiva as part of Purim tradition in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim play in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim play in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costumes for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costumes for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy (L) dressed in a special costumes for Purim looks on his chief Rabbi as blesses the Jewish festival of Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy (L) dressed in a special costumes for Purim looks on his chief Rabbi as blesses the Jewish festival of Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim take part in their community's celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim take part in their community’s celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews sing and dance as they celebrate Purim in their community center in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)Ultra-Orthodox Jews sing and dance as they celebrate Purim in their community center in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume as a soldier for Purim stands next to a group of adults in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume as a soldier for Purim stands next to a group of adults in Bnei Brak February 23, 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.  (Credit: Reuters)
An orthodox jewish man reads the Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)An orthodox jewish man reads the Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
Jewish men and children read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)Jewish men and children read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
Jewish men and children read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)Jewish men and children read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
An orthodox jewish man reads the Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)An orthodox jewish man reads the Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in the jewish settlement of efrat, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish kid reads a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish kid reads a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside Yeshiva Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty) in Bnei Brak, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)
men and children read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in haifa, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)men and children read a Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside a synagogue in haifa, Febuary 23, 2013. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (Credit: Flash 90)

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 Feb 23, 2013 at 09:05 PM me-myself-my-shadow-and-I Says:

Beautiful pictures. Why is it that the pictures of the modern orthodox megilah reading, all the men are dressed up in costumes and look festive, while at the chasidishe shuls only the children look happy and exited.

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 01:31 AM OyGevald Says:

The Halacha dictates one to wear their Shabbos clothes on Purim so unless one has a Custom of doing otherwise, we follow the Halacha.

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM mewhoze Says:

considering megillah was right after shabbos, not as many people came to shule in costume last nite

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM Vestin Says:

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OyGevald Says:

The Halacha dictates one to wear their Shabbos clothes on Purim so unless one has a Custom of doing otherwise, we follow the Halacha.

The minhag of dressing up on Purim is hundred's of years old, its mentioned by Mahari Minz (Judah ben Eliezer ha-Levi Minz; c. 1405 – 1508 Venice). The Teshuvah (17) says that there is no prohibition involved in dressing up on Purim even in dressing like a woman – since the reason is for Simcha and not for the purpose of immorality - to violate Torah law. The Ramah quotes the Psak in Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim (696:8).

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM kalman1 Says:

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OyGevald Says:

The Halacha dictates one to wear their Shabbos clothes on Purim so unless one has a Custom of doing otherwise, we follow the Halacha.

“ The Halacha dictates one to wear their Shabbos clothes on Purim so unless one has a Custom of doing otherwise, we follow the Halacha. ” The Halacha is also to try to be happy on purim, too.

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Commentator one is another ex orthodox blogger who is in dream land. No one celebrates Purim more intense thefervantly orthodox. In shul orthodox Jews are serious and not acting like babies in modern synagogues

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 02:40 PM mewhoze Says:

i looked thru all the pictures and didnt recognize anyone

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 05:39 PM DRE53 Says:

Please don't drink, if u're not used to it.
I feel like I'm about to vomet and can't even look at wine.

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 07:41 PM Anonymous Says:

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mewhoze Says:

i looked thru all the pictures and didnt recognize anyone

me too.

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 09:19 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Wonderful photos.

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM VeyIzMir Says:

Saw a nice evening few people there that I do recognize. My own brother in law and sister looked like they were truly enjoying the moment!

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 Feb 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM Anonymous Says:

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OyGevald Says:

The Halacha dictates one to wear their Shabbos clothes on Purim so unless one has a Custom of doing otherwise, we follow the Halacha.

For the megillah we wear shabbos clothes and for the seudah one may wear a costume or shabbos clothes

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 Feb 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM what Says:

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kalman1 Says:

“ The Halacha dictates one to wear their Shabbos clothes on Purim so unless one has a Custom of doing otherwise, we follow the Halacha. ” The Halacha is also to try to be happy on purim, too.

I guarantee they are happier than you are, even without yet putting on Purim costumes.

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 Feb 25, 2013 at 07:26 PM mutti Says:

having grown up MO and now living in Brooklyn, I actually think there is more dressing up here in the yeshivish circles.

one reason I suspect is that wearing the same black/white garb all year round develops a desire to wear some thing different

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