The circus held a party for Purim yesterday evening. Purim is a big deal in Israel, not so much back in the States from what I’ve seen, and though it’s technically only about 24 hours long, people celebrate for about a week. I’ve heard it compared to Halloween by some friends here. Though, the meaning is completely different. Purim is the celebration of the Jewish people yet again avoiding plots to destroy them, this time by the evil Haman. Side note: They eat a pastry called Hamantaschen or Oznei Haman, as a special Purim treat, representing Haman’s ears. Why his ears? I’m not sure. But I’m sure they’re delicious. I can’t eat them, as they’re made of “wheat powder” (as Dan refers to it), but Dan has eaten enough for the both of us, I think. =p
The party was a recital of sorts, for the kids (and their parents) taking classes at the school. All the classes got up and did a little performance. It was messy and disorganized and last minute, but it was cute. The kids had fun playing and dressing up. I spent the evening taking pictures, until my camera battery bit the dust (right before the grand finale, of course). I took a lot of photos but I only edited the ones I was passionate about. Some of them aren’t even that great, but what was going on was cool or cute or whatever. :) Let me know what you think.