On Sunday, Marblehead’s Temple Emanu-El hosted a carnival for the Jewish holiday Purim.
Purim occurs in the Jewish month of Adar and commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who had a plot to kill all Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire.
“Adar is the twelfth month on the Jewish calendar counting from Nisan,” according to Chabad.org. “The spirit of Purim permeates the entire month, making it a time of unparalleled rejoicing and good mazal (“fortune”) for the Jewish people.”
Nisan is the month when Passover falls.
The carnival featured indoor games, inflatable activities, and food. Attendees were also encouraged to dress in costumes, which is traditional for the holiday.