Jews celebrate Purim to commemorate the miraculous rescue of Jews from extermination in the Persian kingdom more than 2,400 years ago. The synagogues recite the Scroll of Esther, which recounts the events of that time, and stage a traditional performance, Purim spiel.
Photos by Leonid Shcheglov
Grodno Choral Synagogue
Rabbi of the Grodno Choral Synagogue Yitzhak Kaufman reads the Book of Esther