Purim is the Jews’ closest approximation to Halloween. WIth wine, costumes, and campy reenactments of the “Megillah” (which tells the story of the Jews being saved from the evil Haman’s annihilation plot), God basically insists upon a good time. Here are some Jews letting it all hang out.
1. This festive-looking dude keeping the drank flowing.
3. These Crown Heights princesses ready for their big moment at the costume parade.
4. This kid, who is really excited about his King Achashverosh costume.
Check out that crown and scepter! Tin foil FTW.
5. This goofy guy clowning it up at synagogue.
6. This diligent fellow on bottomless wine duty.
On Purim, Jews are biblically obligated to “drink until they can’t distinguish between “cursed is Haman” and “blessed is Mordechai.” You know how we do.
7. This young Hassidic guy busting a move in Mordechai’s honor.
8. This little girl in Bnei Brak, Israel, who’s not gonna let the rain keep her from looking fabulous as Queen Esther.
9. This guy, who peaked a little early during the Megillah reading.
10. These guys broing out.
Dude, Mordechai and Esther were soooo baller.
11. These kids smiling about the pound of Hamantaschen they’re about to eat.
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12. These boys sporting some cool fez headgear for a Purim shpiel in Bnei Brak, Israel.
13. These guys prepping to cut a rug in a round of the “hora.”
The hora is a requisite Jewish ritual dance performed in a circle.
14. This juggling clown in the West Bank paying no mind to military personnel.
15. This cowboy saddling up for the Hebron parade.
16. These dudes catching some celebratory air.
17. This bold kid proudly flaunting his flock of sheep.
18. These morbid youngsters doing the Tel Aviv “Zombie Walk.”
19. This guy sporting some stunnah shadez.
20. Not to be outdone by these hater-blockers.
At a Purim parade in Hebron.