Why Would Israeli Children Wear This Costume to Celebrate Purim?Submitted by begintowin on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 17:56
The storytelling of Purim chronicles the deliverance of the Jewish people from their enemies in ancient Persia as written in the biblical book of Esther. In modern day Israel it is a festive occasion where the people cavort about in a carnival like atmosphere.
What I found odd is a certain costume worn by Israeli children depicting the burning of the twin towers on 9/11 with airplanes crashing into the buildings (see the third embedded picture here: http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4348121,00.html ) and here (see: http://us.shalomlife.com/culture/18828/kids-purim-costume-id... ).
Why would these parents permit their children to dress in this manner? This was a tragic time for the American people where nearly 3,000 innocent people were murdered. Why would Israelis mock our suffering in this deplorable way? It makes me wonder about our relationship with the country of Israel.