Purim Resource Pack
Purim Research Activity
Explore Megillot from the collections of the National Library of Israel and create your own modern illustrated Purim scenes.
Purim is an exciting and colourful festival, as are the primary sources that give evidence to the different aspects of the day. This resource pack contains a wonderful megillah that was read in the seventeenth century, photographs of children and even a street in fancy dress, a Purim plate used for mishloah manot (gifts of food to friends and family), and posters advertising Purim balls and contests. It also includes a video clip and activity suggestions.
Ideas for family learning and suggestions for creative activities, in this fun-packed downloadable page.
Fancy Dress Ball Poster, Purim, 1881A poster advertising a fancy dress ball organised to collect funds for the the Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Asylum Society in 1881.
Purim PlateA photograph of a Purim plate that was designed in Bamberg, Germany in the nineteenth century.
Purim Festivities CancelledA poster from the Tel Aviv municipality in 1943 announcing the cancellation of the Purim festivities due to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Purim Carnival DancesA poster advertising a Purim celebration at the Bristol Garden during the British Mandate.
Purim Beauty QueenA poster advertising a beauty contest that took place on Purim, 1929 in Jerusalem.
Cheap Railway TicketsA poster printed by Palestine Railways advertising cheap return tickets from all stations in Palestine to Tel Aviv for the Purim festivities.
Purim in Tel Aviv in the 1930s
During this activity, students will discover how Purim was celebrated in Tel Aviv in the 1930s and compare these celebrations to modern Purim celebrations.