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Purim to be!

Purim is one of the most favorite holidays for adults and children. And even if there is a war, children should not suffer, they decided at the ANU – the Museum of the Jewish People. Children’s Purim was held there on March 17, Thursday, with the support of the Nadav Foundation. The Museum donated 18 shekels from each ticket sold to a charitable organization, the Migdal Jewish Community Center in Odessa. Eighteen is the most important number in Judaism, denoting life, “hai” in Hebrew; by coincidence, it amounted exactly to 20% of the ticket price, but the entrance to the holiday was free for all newcomers to Israel from Ukraine.

Our permanent partners, the Jewish family camp “Jerusalem Tale”, created an exciting children’s program. Young guests attended workshops where they created real Venetian masks and finger puppets for home performances, as well as hats, rattles and other things absolutely necessary for the carnival. Animation lovers tried themselves as animators. And then, a guided tour of the Museum specially created for the younger generation began. Interactive exhibits turned the exposition literally into an amusement park, which no child would refuse. After a short break with refreshments, the children saw a performance by the Aleph Theatre.

The holiday should remain a holiday, especially since this is Purim, when good and justice must definitely defeat evil.