'Purim in Israel' this year's holiday theme


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  • Amit Fuchs and Josh Moscowitz, both from Goshen, help themselves to Israeli food. (Photo provided)




  • Yaeli Matan of Goshen and T. J. Litwak of Monroe get acquainted. (Photo provided)




— Humus and felafel were on the menu to give party-goers a taste of Israel.

Orange County Chabad chose "Purim in Israel" as its holiday theme , said Rabbi Meir Borenstein, director.

"It was great to see many people came with Israeli costumes," he said.

Purim is a Jewish holiday especially beloved by children, who get to dress up as their favorite characters. The holidays commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire, where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther.

This past Sunday's celebration at the Goshen Senior Center included an amazing ventriloquist show and lots of prizes.

Rabbi Borenstein Read aloud the "Meghilla," the story of Purim. As the story was read, children turned gragers — hand held noise makers — each time the name of the evil king Haman was mentioned in a symbolic sign to eradicate evil from their midst.

"This is a holiday where unity is a primary importance," said Rivkie Borenstein of Chabad. "We unite the entire community at this event."

With close to 200 people attending, Chabad had a full house.

For more information about Chabad email chabadoc@aol.com or call 291-0514.




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