How do Jews celebrate Purim in Israel? - video

A short film produced by the World Jewish Congress highlights Purim party images from 1934 until today.

March 20, 2019 16:51
Celebrating Purim through the ages

Celebrating Purim through the ages. (photo credit: screenshot)


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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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