Festive Purim In Russia’s Capital

There wasn’t a wasted minute on Purim day in Moscow, Russia, with tens of Megillah readings, mivtzoim and a grand seudah and farbrengen that continued into Shabbos.

By Anash.org reporter
PhotosLevi Nazarov

There wasn’t a wasted minute on Purim day in Moscow, Russia, with tens of Megillah readings, mivtzoim and a grand seudah and farbrengen that continued into Shabbos.

The festivities, presided over by Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, began on Purim night, with a new Torah being dedicated immediately following the reading of the Megillah and breaking the fast.

Friday, Purim day, the celebrations continued in the Marina Roscha shul and community center, and tens of other locations across Moscow. Minyonim for shacharis and Megillah were held in Marina Roscha every hour on the hour from the early morning, and chassidim and bochurim spread out to numerous locations to bring the joy of Purim to others.

In the afternoon, a grand Purim seudah and farbrengen was held with hundreds of participants, and led by Rabbi Lazar. The farbrengen continued into Shabbos, at which point the participants were “pores mapah u’mikadesh”, and then continued the farbrengen until nearly midnight.

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