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Purim Festivities Draw Crowds Worldwide

March 25, 2011 6:05 PM
Jewish communities around the world celebrated the holiday of Purim earlier this week, with costumed celebrants gathering at Chabad-Lubavitch centers, street-corners and other locations to listen to readings of the Scroll of Esther, give each other gifts of food, distribute money to the poor and partake in a festive meal.
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Rabbi Yossi Stein reads the Scroll of Esther for Purim celebrants at the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Greater Altoona in western Pennsylvania.
Rabbi Yossi Stein reads the Scroll of Esther for Purim celebrants at the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Greater Altoona in western Pennsylvania.

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