By COLlive reporter
Photos by Levi Nazarov
Thousands of Jews took part in more than 100 different events and activities that were organized in the Russian capital of Moscow in honor of the Purim holiday.
The events were held in the Marina Roscha Synagogue and Jewish Community Center, led by Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
Musician Pini Einhorn and the Yachad orchestra were brought in to entertain the crowd during the festivities.
Parties and Megillah readings were held in the tens of Chabad synagogues and institutions around the city, as well as in the local prisons.
For the first time, a Purim event was held in the Moscow Circus with over 2,500 children in attendance hearing the Megillah and rejoicing together.
The Shaarei Tzedek charity has organized a large meal and distributed gifts of food for hundreds of elderly Jews.