Gli ebrei festeggiano Purim

Somiglia a una specie di festa in maschera, soprattutto per i bambini, il festeggiamento del Purim con sfilate per le strade della città. Ricorda lo scampato pericolo del popolo ebraico che rischiò di essere sterminato dal re Assuero nell’Antica Persia. Ma invece di essere un giorno di lutto, la risposta ebraica al trauma è straordinaria. Le celebrazioni di Purim cominciano il giorno precedente alla festa con un digiuno, poi il giorno della festa viene letto il brano del Libro di Ester, dove si narra che Ester nascose la sua vera identità di ebrea davanti al re Assuero per rivelarla solo al momento giusto e salvare il suo popolo. Vengono fatti banchetti con amici, parenti e bisognosi. Per due giorni le città si colorano di gente allegra che indossa qualcosa di bizzarro pur di partecipare all’aria di festa. (foto Ap)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children wear costumes during the Purim festival in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, March 1, 2018. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children wear costumes during the Purim festival in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, March 1, 2018. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Jewish settlers participate in the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Thursday, March 1, 2018. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
A Jewish settler wearing a U.S. President Donald Trump mask shakes hands with an  Israeli soldier as he participates in the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Hebron, Thursday, March 1, 2018. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
An Israeli border police officer stands guard as A Jewish settler participateS in the annual parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Thursday, March 1, 2018. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem Friday, March 2, 2018. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man rides a donkey during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem Friday, March 2, 2018. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem Friday, March 2, 2018. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A Jewish girl wears a costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem Friday, March 2, 2018. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Jewish children wear costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem Friday, March 2, 2018. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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