A Purim First in the UAE

For the first time, the Jewish communities of the six Gulf countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – will celebrate Purim together.

The event will include a keynote speech by Dr. Sh. Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Co-existence in Bahrain. Thoufeek Zakriya, the Arabic-Hebrew calligrapher living in Dubai, will take part in the event, creating a piece of Purim artwork live.

Rabbi Elie Abadie, Rabbi of the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities, will read the Purim Megillah (Scroll of Esther).

Tonight on Arutz Sheva: For the first time, Gulf Jews will celebrate Purim together, by Arutz Sheva Staff. Arutz Sheva, February 25, 2021

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