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Purim in Busan, South Korea

I'm in Busan, South Korea and volunteering at the ISRAEL HOUSE. Yesterday I was invited to the monthly membersmeeting to share a bit of the Jewish holiday of Purim. In fact the meeting fell on the date of Shushan Purim. Please follow the links to learn more about Purim and about the Israel House in Busan. 

   Shushan Purim: In cities that were protected by a surrounding wall at the time of Joshua, Purim is celebrated on the 15th of the month of Adar on what is known as Shushan Purim, since fighting in the walled city of Shushan continued through the 14th day of Adar.

   There are hardly any Jews in Busan. Just a few travelers on occasion. There may be some others working in the area but so far I have not found them. 

   Mr. Park, the Director of the Israel House, invited me to attend the meeting so that the committee members and I could meet and get to know each other. Our hope is that I will soon be able to help with programming and other activities including teaching Hebrew.