Purim in Stanford Hill
If any of you were around Stanford Hill last weekend, you would have seen an array of costumes as the Jewish community celebrated Purim, which looked like a whole lot of fun.
From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purim
Purim (Hebrew: About this sound פּוּרִים (help·info) Pûrîm “lots”, from the word pur פור, related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Ester מגילת אסתר in Hebrew).
Here’s an intagram I took:
More on the Hackney Citizen http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2014/03/19/purim-stamford-hill/