The Jewish Holiday of Purim 2012 at the Museum for Islamic Art

This Purim, the Museum for Islamic Art invites the whole family to attend captivating theater performances, participate in arts and crafts workshops, and, as always, to visit the Museum’s exhibitions. 

Islamic Art Museum, Jerusalem

Monkeys, birds, masks, and hats: all this and much more awaits kids at the Museum of Islamic Art’s Purim festivities.

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Editors Note:

Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies in the biblical Book of Esther. Purim is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which usually falls sometime in February or March. There are four basic thing to do on Purim and they begin with “M”


Mishloah Maanot: Sending food to our friends; Hamantashen cookies are a favorite

Megilah: The book of Esther is read twice, once in the evening and again in the morning

Mishteh: Having a good drinking party like ""Adloyada" or the Purim Parade"

Fourth is Matanot Le’evyonim Giving money to poor persons We give charity to needy people

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