During Purim, Jews celebrate overcoming the threat of being massacred by defeating the anti-Semite Haman and his followers.
Purim which means "lots," is celebrated Mardi Gras-style, with adults and children dressing up in costumes, often of characters from the story Megillat Esther.
BaltimoreJewishLife.com was out last weekend, taking photos from Purim celebrations throughout the Pikesville area:
- Celebration on Northbrook Road
- Purim at the Flamm family's home: About 120 college students gather to celebrate the holiday with the director of the Jewish Collegiate Network.
- Costumed group collects $5,000 in 'optional charity Purim toll booth' at Fallstaff and Labyrinth roads.
I'll update this collection as more are posted by area congregations who held Purim carnivals and parties. Meanwhile, share your own photos from the holiday by uploading them to this article.
Read more about Purim 2013:
- Purim: 'The Funny Holiday'
- Purim 2013: Celebrate the Holiday in Pikesville
- Poll: Best Place to Buy Hamantaschen