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Purim Part 2: Pictures from Purim-Past!


Purimshpiels are plays or skits that are performed on Purim, and that typically playing satirize the Purim story. The history of purimshpiels goes back several centuries and is connected to the history of Yiddish theatre. Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, purimshpiels evolved, including into professional performances that would sometimes parody popular shows of the day. At the Shaar Hashomayim, purimshpiels and plays have been a mainstay of Purim celebrations over the course of its 175-year history! Ahead of Purim, enjoy some of the wonderful photographs from the archives which showcase some of those elaborate productions and pageants. If you recognize yourself or anyone in the photographs, please reach out to us at!


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Saturday, May 18, 2024 10 Iyyar 5784