Chabad LES Hosting Purim Extravaganza on Delancey Tonight

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 at 10:19 am by

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Tis the season of Purim carnivals, and this year, Chabad Lower East Side is going bigger.

It’s the Jewish holiday of Purim. For those observing the holiday, the local Chabad is hosting an “extravaganza” at the perenially vacant 104 Delancey Street. Price of admission is $25/$15 (adults/kids). Patrons can listen to the whole Megillah (Esther, that is), and indulge in “festive buffet” and “entertainment.” And if you weren’t aware, the Talmudic tradition is an obligation to “drink on Purim until he can no longer distinguish between cursed is Haman and blessed is Mordachai.”

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As for 104 Delancey, the Samy Mahfar-owned property hasn’t seen anything of permanence since the Chase Bank fled in 2012. Four years ago already. In that time, however, we’ve seen temporary uses by Halloween stores, the Gagosian Gallery, and Hanksy’s popular “Best of the Worst” show last year.

Meanwhile, this might be the best costume yet…

התחפושת המנצחת לשנת 2016לא יודע אם תאמינו לי, אבל ראיתי עכשיו את אלאדין עובר באדום על השטיח באלנבי…Aviad Rosenfeld(y) פשפשוק

Posted by ‎פשפשוק‎ on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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