Thursday, February 23, 2012

Purim Countdown Begins: How Israel Celebrates Purim


Purim is just two weeks away, so we're starting a countdown to the joyous holiday that occurs this year on Wednesday night, March 7. We'll have a bunch of videos, musical numbers, parade videos, and just plain fun during the next two weeks.

Let's start off with a view of how Israel celebrates Purim. This video is a good example of how everyone gets a little goofy in the streets of Jerusalem,Tel Aviv, and other cities. Elswhere in the world, adults and children dress in costume, but the exuberance is largely contained within the walls of a synagogue or Jewish Community Center. That's not the case in Israel, where much of the action takes place in the city streets.

Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)