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Purim In Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
March 13, 2017

Jewish men read a large Scroll of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, at the Western wall in Jerusalem Old City, March 13, 2017. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebration.

Credit: Flash90

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 Mar 15, 2017 at 10:15 PM Anonymous Says:

I like to call it a "megillah".


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