Purim Mitzrayim

celebrating Purm by the Pyramids

Purim Mitzrayim

By; Elessar Jan 18, 2009

Purim Mitzrayim

The following is a document "The Cairo Purim", which dates to 1524. It tells the story of a period of significant oppression of the Jews in the then-Ottoman province of Egypt, by the local bey, until the governor's execution by order of the Ottoman Sultan for his rebellion. The author of this document is unknown, but the scroll is preserved in Egyptian Jewish tradition. This event, which is called the Cairo Purim, refers to the normal Jewish holiday of Purim, which celebrates a biblical failed attempt to massacre the Jewish people. Cairo Purim was celebrated as a holiday by Egyptian Jews until the last half-century, when most Egyptian Jews migrated to Israel, and conformed their practices to the standards of the Sephardim of Israel. .... Purim Misrayim,

A.Z.A

Provided by Simon Hassin

A.Z.A

This is the first bulletin of the A.Z.A. (Ahdoot, Zedaka, Ahava) organization in Egypt October 1947. with © pictures of Pourim celebration in Egypt