Turning the main synagogue of Sumy, Ukraine, into a circus was not an easy task. A tent had to be devised to hang throughout the ceiling without a nail knocked in the wall. The Purim props began to slowly fill the Shul and the Shluchim Rabbi Yechiel and Rochi Levitansky with their dedicated staff came up with exciting ideas to decorate it.
Daily Archives: March 28, 2016
Over one hundred people from New York City’s French-Speaking Jewish community gathered to celebrate Purim at the Carlton hotel in Manhattan, with non-stop Megillah readings and a grand ‘feast of Esther’ enjoyed by all.
This year, Kharkov, Ukraine, is celebrating a quarter of a century since the rebuilding and revival of Judaism in the city. Purim in Kharkov has taken place in the circus for nearly 25 years, ever since the first shluchim arrived in 1990. But this year, the Circus on Ice was a first.
Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, accompanied by a delegation of rabbis, was given a tour of the factory that produces the world renowned ‘Russian Standard’ vodka, as well as the locally popular ‘Baltika’ brand of beer.
Watch what happens when airline passenger Shmuly Shapiro tries to wrap other Jewish travelers in Tefillin, and is told by a stewardess that he must sit down or else she will call the Head Steward/Flight Manager.
On Friday night, a pair of Tefilin was stolen from inside a vehicle parked in the vicinity of Carroll Street between Troy and Schenectady Avenues.
An opportunistic thief was caught on video stealing a bicycle that was left unlocked in front of Empire Grill restaurant, located near the corner of Empire Blvd. and Kingston Ave.
The incredible volunteers of Montreal’s Friendship Circle bring ‘pop up’ Purim fun to their special friends.
A photo gallery of the Megillah being read Purim morning in Moscow’s Marina Roscha synagogue, as well as a Purim celebration that was held later that day in the ‘Congress Park’ hall on the banks of the Moskva river.