Saturday, March 19, 2011

Home for Purim

Photographer- Unknown, 1924
Portrait of the Valentin Family

Yesterday on my way back from PS1 Summer Sessions featuring the astoundingly talented Reggie Watts(that's a whole 'nother post), my subway car was taken over by a number of giggly young men and women dressed in fantastically original costumes! I asked what costume party they were going to and they said, "Purim". Unfortunately I have been remiss on posting this but I felt it was imperative that I not overlook this public celebration of the Jewish people which emphasizes giving of food gifts and charity. Again- most appropriate given the current events.