Photo Essay: Purim in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva brings you to the center of the capital on the third day of a triple-Purim festival in the Holy Land, with its epicenter in Jerusalem.

Ezra HaLevi,

Oznei Haman (Hamentashen)
Oznei Haman (Hamentashen)
(Photo: Ezra HaLevi)
Arutz Sheva brings you to the center of the capital on the third day of a triple-Purim festival in the Holy Land, with its epicenter in Jerusalem.
 
Storefronts in the shuk start selling Purim costumes weeks before the holiday

Jerusalemites stock up on wine for the festive meal, during which Jews are exhorted to reach a mental state at which they don't know the difference between 'blessed is Mordechai' and 'cursed is Haman'
Hamantashen, or 'oznei Haman' (Haman's ears) as they are called in Israel, are sold at every bakery
A store in the Machane Yehuda shuk sells all the supplies for making mishloach manot food packages, to be given to friends and neighbors on the holiday
"The Kippa Man" sells special Purim yarmulkes with peyot (sidelocks) attached
"Happy Pooh-rim"
Jerusalemites dress as Chinese New Year revelers on Ben Yehuda Street
Musicians play purim songs for the public in the city center
Some wear masks, others wear smiles
Braided peyot and kippa'd mohawk grace the pedestrian mall
Even Jerusalem's dogs dressed up!

Click here to view the hundreds of contestents in Arutz-7 Hebrew's Purim costume contests. Click the arrows to the right or left above the photos to scroll to the next costume.

Click here to listen to Israel National Radio's Purim party - featuring exclusive interviews with the world's foremost hamentashen baker and impressions of the various INR radio hosts by Yishai Fleisher.

(Photos: Ezra Halevi)





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