Celebrating Purim through the ages.
(photo credit: screenshot)
How do Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Israel?
A short film produced by the World Jewish Congress highlights Purim party images from 1934 until today.
The first scene shows Jews parading through the streets of Israel on camelback.
A picture from 1958, shows a crowd of “Queen Esthers” playing the tambourine.
By 1980, the photos are in color and a little clown face fills the screen.
There are images of Purim parades on the streets of Jerusalem, including jugglers, costumed-characters and puppet shows.
On its YouTube page, WJC explains that it found the photos in the film in the archives of the Government Press Office
"Purim is a joyous holiday, but Israel takes it seriously," wrote WJC. "Since 1912, the 'Adloyada' (literally meaning: 'until one no longer knows') procession parade has been full of costumes and silliness to mark the holiday."
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