Evacuees from North and South Still Celebrate Purim

IFCJ Canada  |  March 25, 2024

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The residents of Sderot and Kiryat Shmona have been away from their homes for five months due to the war. But this year for the Jewish holiday of Purim, they still held onto hope and faith traditions, reports Arutz Sheva:

Yaara Edri, doing her national service at the hotel, spoke about the activities for the evacuees before Purim: “We had a variety of activities here and we held a lot of events for the children. The holidays are not easy for them because of the distance. We are a special and cohesive community here.”

Rut from Kiryat Shmona summed up the situation: “May we have real happiness, because today we are trying to lift ourselves up and rejoice. May the hostages come back home. That is the most important thing.”

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