Purim, one of the most beloved Jewish holidays across the world, is also very popular in Poland. There were Purim celebrations in all the major cities including Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Wroclaw and many others. Wherever possible people read the Megillah, gave tzedakah and shared meals.
In the Orthodox Nozyk Synagogue of Warsaw more than 300 people came to hear Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich read the Megillah.
A view of the proceedings in the Nozyk synagogue in Warsaw.
In Krakow, Chief Rabbi of Galicia, Rabbi Chaim Baruch Gluck, read the Megillah to a packed house.