Purim Art

The holiday of Purim begins at sunset on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 and ends at sundown on Thursday, March 1. It marks the Jewish people’s deliverance from a royal death decree around the fourth century BCE, as told in the Book of Esther.

There are four observations, also called mitzvah, observed on this day:

  • Public reading of the Book Of Esther.
  • Giving food gifts – called mishloach manot.
  • Giving to the poor- charitable donations called matanot la’evyonim.
  • Seudat Purim- festive meal that is usually served the afternoon of Purim. 

A random sampling of Purim art by Jewish Art Salon members; click on the images to enlarge:

 

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