Israel Brief May 9, 2013: Photo Essay: Thousands Wave Flags at Yom Yerushalayim / Jerusalem Day Parade

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Photo Essay: Thousands Wave Flags at Jerusalem Day Parade

Source: Arutz Sheva, 5-9-13


The dome of the Heichal Shlomo building on King George Avenue.

The annual Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) parade took place Wednesday afternoon, and passed through downtown Jerusalem. An estimated 60,000 people took part….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 8, 2013: Over 60,000 Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim in Jerusalem Annual Event Celebrates 46 Years of Reunification

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Over 60,000 Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim in Jerusalem

Annual Event Celebrates 46 Years of Reunification

Source: Shalom Life, 5-8-13

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in Israel

Jerusalem’s annual Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) parade took place Wednesday afternoon, transforming downtown Jerusalem into a veritable sea of blue and white with more than 60,000 spectators, many carrying Israeli flags, looking on….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 8, 2013: Yom Yerushalayim Parade Wednesday in Jerusalem

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Yom Yerushalayim Parade Wednesday in Jerusalem

Source: Arutz Sheva, 5-8-13

The annual Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) parade is taking place Wednesday afternoon through downtown Jerusalem. The Rikidgalim, or flag dance, will involved participants waving flags, an singing….READ MORE

Israel Brief December 25, 2012: Haifa rabbinate forbids New Year’s Eve parties

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Haifa rabbinate forbids New Year’s Eve parties

Source: JTA, 12-25-12

The Haifa rabbinate has warned local hotels and event halls that they could lose their kashrut supervision if they hold New Year’s Eve parties on their premises….READ MORE

Israel Brief March 8, 2012: Purim revelers party, observe holiday nationwide in Israel

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Purim revelers party, observe holiday nationwide

Festivals ranging from Tel Aviv’s zombie march to Holon’s annual Adlayada color city streets as Israeli celebrate Purim.

Source: JPost, 3-8-12

Purim costumes
By Courtesy Marom Communications

Purim is a holiday that Israelis of all ages and levels of religious observance can and do enjoy. The holiday celebrations extend from before the holiday itself, well into the weekend where parties will continue to rage for those waiting for the pending workweek to end.

Children across the country arrived to school on Wednesday – the night when the holiday began – and Thursday donning technicolor costumes both of tradition holiday characters like Queen Esther and the evil Persian Haman , and more modern characters that would not seem out of place in a Halloween parade in the United States.

Israelis revel in Purim, 2012       

Reuters/Ronen Zvulun 
Ultra-Orthodox in Bnei Brak read the Megilla

Ultra-Orthodox men unroll a segment of Esther’s megilla (scroll) to commemorate Purim.

Reuters/Nir Elias 
Schoolchildren in Tel Aviv wear costumes for Purim

Schoolchildren parade around wearing their costumes outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv.

REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun 
A worker walks by Holon Purim Adlayada floats

The 20th annual Holon Adlayada, Israel’s largest Purim parade, focused this year on the Tastes of Childhood.

Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post 
Haredi teen looks for Purim mask in Mea Shearim

A haredi (ultra-Orthodox) teen surveys possible costumes ahead of Purim.

Reuters/Amir Cohen 
Youths take part in annual Tel Aviv Zombia march

Revelers join in the Zombi march, an annual festival in Tel Aviv that precedes Purim.

Israel Sun/Ricardo Malaccao 
Youths take part in annual Tel Aviv Zombia march

Youths in Tel Aviv get dressed up for the annual Zombie march on Tuesday.

Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post 
Constumed children celebrate Purim in Mea Shearim

Children in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood don their costumes in school.

Yossi Zliger 
Haredi man divvies Mishloah Manot in Beit Shemesh

A haredi (ultra-Orthodox) man hands out Mishloah Manot, Purim gift baskets in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

As part of the holiday, some observers hand out Misholoah Manot, Purim baskets that are meant to signify goodwill and a holiday that leaves no one underfed.

A number of festival parades and marches took place across the country, with revelers dressing up as zombies in Tel Aviv, and festival-goers in Holon joining the 20th annual Adlayada, this year centered around the Tastes of Childhood theme.

In Tel Aviv, an alternative Adlayada was organized by some members of last summer’s social protest movement, adopting politicized costumes that, while they conveyed a message, still kept to the holiday’s more jovial essence.

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