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Yeshiva Takes over Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall for Purim Dance

There is nothing like a bunch of yeshiva high schoolers to get everyone in the mood for Purim.
Students from the Makor Chaim (Steinsaltz) yeshiva in Gush Etzion take over the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem.

Students from the Makor Chaim (Steinsaltz) yeshiva in Gush Etzion take over the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem.
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Students at the Makor Chaim yeshiva, also known as the “Steinsaltz” yeshiva in Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem, turn into a “flash mob” every year before Purim to get everyone in the right mood for the holiday.

This year, they took over the upscale Mamilla Mall, opposite the Old City in Jerusalem, to stage their Purim dance.



About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

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18 Responses to “Yeshiva Takes over Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall for Purim Dance”

  1. It could lead to mixed shopping. Gevalt!!

  2. It could lead to mixed shopping. Gevalt!!

  3. It could lead to mixed shopping. Gevalt!!

  4. Cathy Barnett says:

    This is fantastic!

  5. Faleen Fedol says:

    What’s with the boys wearing the keffiyeh….they were not inventive enough to think of something more palatable to wear? Very poor choice on their part

  6. Crazy students of yeshiva .

  7. Look what's happening in Mamilla Mall for Purim!

  8. David Morris says:


  9. Why don’t they take back the temple already ?!

  10. Eva Feld says:

    I'm a little confused! The Yeshiva boys can dance in a Mall, Do not have to serve in the IDF or, don't want to. No girls allowed? Why? Tzni-oot? Straighten me out, Please. The girls go to Yeshiva and then marry and every 2 years produce a child, and the boys and girls have no contact with the girls before they marry. Great now the boys learn what trade? And the girls learn what trade, beyond producing the babies. I'm confused, are you? Well, straighten this out for me, I can't figure it out in today's society. What a terrible God Given waste of talent.

  11. Andre Baruch says:

    Chag Purim Sameach

  12. Anonymous says:

    Having a bad hair day Eva? What's your problem? It's a Purim celebration, lighten up.

  13. Al Law says:

    I can identify with that, even though I'm not religious! Great job guys and just in case… MAY GOD BLESS YOU!

  14. I hate to disappoint you guys but before you make racist comments find out about the yeshiva first. The boys in this yeshiva all go on to serve in the army, some in top units, and they take community service as well as a top priorit

  15. Mona Stern says:

    Keep up the fun and games b. Chag Sameach Mona and Neil from fla NY

  16. Eddie Wahba says:

    eva its a shame to see a good mind gone to waste, its either you are stupid or just an anti-Semitic idiot.

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