The most popular Jewish Holiday in Israel might be one you’ve never heard of – Purim. And Purim is a unique time to see and experience Israel in a way that no other time can – for a few days, the Holy Land becomes goofy and jovial.
Its popularity isn’t that surprising, considering it’s the most festive and joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar. Purim invites both secular and religious Israelis to celebrate with a clear decree: be happy. And if happy we must be – happy we shall be! And if you travel to Israel around that time, odds are that happy you shall be as well!
It’s a religious tradition that all can agree on. So what are the roots of this unique jolly Jewish holiday?