Purim in Kharkov was celebrated around the clock, starting with an early morning performance at the Kharkov Circus with over 2,000 people in attendance.
The program began with the kindergarten and school performing – accompanied by the Cheder and Yeshiva Ktana drumming band.
The vice governor and vice mayor proudly spoke of how Purim celebrates the Jews victory against their enemies and Chief Rabbi Moishe Moskovitz pointed out that the full crowd at such an early hour shows that the victory is still continuing in our days.
Shliach Rabbi Levi Raices came in full costume to read the megillah, accompanied by clowns and the cheder boys who encouraged the crowd to drown out Haman’s name.
The Stars students celebrated in the Kharkov Kosher Restaurant ‘Mestechko’. Over 250 people joined the Grand Purim Seuda at the Sea in the city’s shul in the afternoon. The Kollel Torah came dressed as sailors and pirates and till the late hours danced and sang with the true Purim spirit.