This weekend was the Purim Party at Kibbutz Ma’ale Hachamisha,
just outside of Jerusalem. The actual holiday was the previous week, but it seems tradition to extend the holiday as long as possible. I think it has become my favorite holiday to celebrate here in Israel, easily. I previously compared Purim to Halloween, but it really isn’t the best way to describe it. It is more like the Jewish Mardi Gras, and after witnessing the 2010 Mardi Gras in New Orleans ( just after the Saints won the Super Bowl!!) I can tell you that Israel brings it!
Hope you enjoy the photos from the party. I thought it would be great to share how a tradition can bring such joy to those who celebrate and embrace it. While life here isn’t always under ideal circumstances, people are still able to embrace the more fabulous and lighter sides of life with every bit of their self. And those moments are quite the beautiful thing to witness and be apart of.
P.S. Sorry that the photos are a blurry mess! They aren’t exactly quality and it was so frustrating last night to miss a moment because the ‘flash was charging’! Oy! I have been loaned a family camera as mine broke and is in the shop. I miss mine and the trust of knowing my camera’s moods. If any of you have the Mark II and have advise to spare about that camera, please let me know. I am thinking about upgrading to that or the new III this year sometime.)