In Photos: COVID Can’t Dampen Purim Spirit
The spread of COVID began exactly a year ago, during Purim 2020, but Israelis won’t let that ruin this joyous holiday
Israel’s government has imposed a nighttime curfew amid fears that parties and mass gatherings during the Purim holiday could result in a fresh outbreak of COVID-19. It was during Purim 2020 that the coronavirus first began to really spread throughout the Jewish state.
But even with a curfew, and after a year of repeated lockdowns and untold hardships, Israelis were not about to let the pandemic dampen their holiday spirits.
For a modern Israeli perspective on the meaning of Purim, be sure to read It’s Purim, Our Enemies are Defeated, Rejoice!